Delayed Gratification: When Students Get Tired, Teach Them to Rest, Not Quit
“Look at the big picture and help your students get through tough times because they will learn that delayed gratification isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Sometimes students don’t like band. Sometimes parents don’t like band. And, as odd as it can seem, I know there are times when I struggle to find joy in…
Daily Diet of Fundamentals
“A musician’s daily diet or daily drill provides all the necessary basics for performing on an instrument successfully.” For the full article, follow the link below to the YAMAHA Educator Suite Professional Development Series.
Teach Student Leaders to Teach
“I highly recommend engaging and empowering your student leaders to be instructors for music, marching or even as peer tutors for other academic subjects. When your student leaders begin to take more ownership of your program, the overall culture and morale will improve.” Click the link below to read the full article on the Yahama…
Build a Culture of Excellence
“Students who believe in their ability to perform at a high level are more likely to achieve remarkable things.” For the full article, follow the link below to the YAMAHA Educator Suite Professional Development Series.
Bridge the Gap Between “Knowing” and Doing
“Every band director struggles to find strategies to bridge the gap between providing information to students and getting them to achieve the desired result. How do you get students to actually do what they have been told to do?” Click the link below to read the full article on the Yahama Educator Suite.
Case Study: A 10-Year Growth Plan for Enrollment, Facilities, Instruments and Staffing
“I am lucky to be Johnson’s band director since the school opened, and I have worked enthusiastically with our staff and community to grow the music program. I started teaching at Johnson my first year out of college, so I have “grown up” with the campus, and it has been a remarkable journey to see…
Yamaha Corporation Announces first 40-Under-40 Class for Music Educators [Yamaha]
“Jarrett Lipman has a term for a teacher’s selflessness in engaging and empowering his students: Servant leadership, which “means committing oneself wholly to improving the lives of your students, peers and community,” he said. “It means prioritizing the welfare and needs of your students over your own career goals and teaching your students to share…