Top Five Blog Posts of 2019

It’s hard to believe we are almost two weeks into 2020! The past year has been a whirlwind. There were several awesome professional opportunities, including a new job, my experience at the Google Innovator Academy and two exciting projects that will be released in 2020. There were also some challenging personal events that led to the recent blogging inconsistency, but I am hopeful to get that back on track in the new year. There are a lot of good things to look back on, and many good things to look forward to!

Last year I enjoyed putting together my Top Five Blog Posts of 2018, and feel that’s a great way to kick-off the upcoming blogging year. Here are my top five most-read posts published in 2019.

Top Five Blog Posts of 2019

Singing in the Band Room: Adventures in Conversational Solfege

This was such a fun post to write! In August 2018 I took a course in Conversational Solfege, which at its most basic, uses the sound before sight approach. I incorporated this method into my teaching of beginning band and orchestra last year and loved the results!

Singing in the Band Room

Student Jobs in Music Classes

Over the last few years a focus in my teaching has been to empower the students in my music classes. One way I have done that is by having students perform jobs in music classes.

Student Jobs in Music Classes

Apps for Beginning Band and Orchestra

It’s no secret that I love using technology in my music classes! I think there are some great apps that can help students increase their knowledge of music and benefit students in instrumental music classes.

Apps for Beginning Band and Orchestra

Five More Ideas to Try After a Concert

The week after a concert can be tricky, especially if you are right before winter break or summer vacation. It’s tempting to show a movie, give students a study hall, or something similar, but here are five alternatives that can spark creativity and help empower music students.

Five More Ideas to Try After a Concert

Flipgrid Updates for Music Teachers

It’s no secret, one of my favorite EdTech tools is Flipgrid! Several times a year Flipgrid makes updates that have amazing implications for music teachers!

Flipgrid Updates for Music Teachers

Other Notable Posts

While not published in 2019, these two posts still received a record number of views this year!

Five Ideas to Try After a Concert

The Beginning Instrumental Informance

Thanks for your continued reading and support! I look forward to another great year of blogging to come!

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