Music Snippet: Music Notation for Google Docs and Slides

Music Snippet: Music Notation for Google Docs and Slides

June 2022 – This post has gotten a much-deserved update!  This blog post has been updated, just like the awesome tool it features! Flat.io, the creators of the well-known Google Add-on, Flat for Docs, has recently announced some changes to this tool, including a name change! Flat for Docs has re-branded, and is now known…

OK Google, What’s New?

OK Google, What’s New?

One thing we can always count on with Google for Education – updates and improvements! Google listens to users, working to make their products functional and efficient. This was especially evident when schools shifted to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the Google updates keep coming, I’ve worked to put together a list of…

How an “Almost Ready” Performance Gives Students Ownership
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How an “Almost Ready” Performance Gives Students Ownership

As musicians, we’ve all been there. It’s the week before a performance and we wonder, am I really ready for this? Ready to get in front of an audience? Do I know the music well enough? Did I prepare everything thoroughly? We add a whole other layer to this when we ask the same questions…

Hidden Gems Within Google Arts & Culture

Hidden Gems Within Google Arts & Culture

In 2011, Google launched their project, “Google Arts & Culture” as a partnership with 71 prominent museums around the world. Since then, it’s grown to include over 1,500 museums and cultural institutions – including several of interest to music educators! Throughout the Google Arts & Culture website, there are many components that music educators will…

Teach the Students In Front of You
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Teach the Students In Front of You

I’ve heard many people lamenting recently about students musicians who are weak players, behind, or not performing up to expectations. I’m sure this is true in the eyes of the educator, but there are several things we must put into perspective. The last two years have been something else. No one teaching has ever experienced…