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music teacher

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How Getting Rejected From Music School Was the Best Thing for My Music Career

How Failing Music School Helped My Music Career

Before I start this post, please note that this is not going to be a sour-grapes story. I’m going to give you a raw, honest look at how I failed really hard at my music school auditions. Then I’m going to tell you about how I truly feel it was the best thing to happen to me. I hope you’ll see that sometimes, failure is not the worst thing to happen to your music. Sometimes we only t[...]

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4 Things My Favorite Music Teachers Have Taught Me

Here are 4 Things Music Teachers Should Do!

I consider myself a life-long music student. I continue to take classes online and have taken many in-person classes throughout my life. I’ve written about some of the horrible teachers I’ve had (you can read about those here), but today I’d like to shine a light on the incredible music teachers who have helped shape me into who I am today. Music Teacher Appreciation T[...]

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How to Help Your Creative Child Survive High School and College

Important Tips to Help Creative Children in School

I was born a sensitive, INFJ, artistic weirdo. I didn’t play with dolls, I had a bag of plastic trumpets that I pretended to play (no one ever bought me a real trumpet, but it was probably for the best given how annoying I was with the fake ones). Elementary school was a blur. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and that kind of engulfed most of my k-5 years. Middle school was an abs[...]

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How to Not Suck as a Music Teacher

As a music teacher, you’re very important to young lives. You're not just helping them with music, you're helping them with most other aspects of their lives. Studies have shown that music education increases understanding in non-musical studies as well. It’s a huge responsibility to have on your shoulders. I could never do it, because I have no patience and kids just are not my thing.[...]