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Musical Meditation- Part 1: Using Music to Work Through Hard Emotions

In our first of five blog posts dedicated on helping students work through hard emotions using music by exploring improvisation and musical meditation. Improvisation Rolls: *no improvisation experience needed by teacher or student. Roll a drone while your student...

Drum- Part 2: Using Music to Work Through Hard Emotions

Kids are different. Some want to talk it through, and others are private. Teachers know when something is off.  This week we are suggesting drumming to your students favorite music: Ask your student what their favorite music is. Turn it on and up, think up a great...

Listen & Empathize- Part 3: Using Music to Work Through Hard Emotions

Music teachers have a uniquely powerful ability to support their students, because what we do is personal and we know our students in a different and special way. Taking time to make space for students feelings during a lesson is absolutely powerful.  Brene Brown is...

Adjust Lesson- Part 4: Using Music to Work Through Hard Emotions

Adjust Your Lesson Plan: Kids have a whole lot of sources of tough love and while sticking it through is an important skill to develop, sometimes adjusting the lesson plan helps facilitate growth. This can be easier for teachers with a process-based philosophy rather...

Pause & Draw- Part 5: Using Music to Work Through Hard Emotions

Teaching Music is so much more than getting students to perform music. One of the greatest gifts music teachers can give students is the tools to turn to music to work through hard emotions during hard times. I'm happy to share some strategies that I have implemented...

Using Music to Help Students Work Through Hard Emotions

Teaching Music is so much more than getting students to perform music. One of the greatest gifts music teachers can give students is the tools to turn to music to work through hard emotions during hard times. I'm happy to share some strategies that I have implemented...

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