Category Archives: Music Education

Lesson Plan – Improvisation with Emojis

When composing and improvising, students often struggle to come up with inspiration. As teachers, we look for new ways to spark our students’ creativity. It is especially important that the students can connect with this inspiration. Students today are constantly … Continue reading

Music Education

Virtual Keyboard Patch for General Music

I teach my 6th grade general music classes in non-music classrooms. As such, I don’t have access to pianos or keyboards. We had been using online virtual keyboards, but I wasn’t happy with the quality or features of the ones … Continue reading

Music Education

PASIC Technology Day 2.0 Session

These slides, along with examples of student work, were presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention Technology Day last month. The presentation highlighted different ways to incorporate technology into a middle school music curriculum. I spoke about examples of … Continue reading

Music Education