I have the honor of hosting the Music Education Blog Carnival this month. This is the list of music education bloggers that are in my google reader and I have learned so much from many of them. I hope you will enjoy what they have to say, for this is an amazing group of music educators as you will read from their blogs.
These are the people I highly respect and are the innovators of the movement to change music education. I want to thank all of them for contributing to the Music Education Blog Carnival and I want to personally thank Dr. Joseph Pisano for encouraging me to take part in this. Please, if you enjoy what they have to say leave a comment or two.
My desire is to inspire you either to start a blog or consider being a part of the Music Education Blog Carnival in the future.
Finally, next month’s Blog Carnival will be hosted on musicedmajor.net/ which is Andy Zweibel’s blog, a music education major at University of Miami. He has a wonderful passion for music and technology.
- Brenda Muench presents Are we imprisoned in our own schools? posted at Tech Tempo saying, “The longer I work with technology in my classroom the more I see the real good stuff lies in the area of collaboration.”
- Janice Tuck presents Teaching Ideas For Using STOMP in a General Music Class posted at The Music Teachers Blog, saying, “I think this article may be of interest to blog carnival readers”
- Evan Tobias presents The [fill in the blank] ensemble reinvented? posted at Catalysts & Connections.
- Natalie Wickham presents 2010 MTNA Conference Blog Index posted at Music Matters Blog, saying, “Natalie Wickham reports from Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a plethora of pictures and notes from the sessions at the 2010 Music Teachers National Association Conference. Find all sorts of ideas and resources to spark your creativity and re-energize your teaching!”
- talfonso presents The Music in Our Schools Month Thing | Musicouch posted at Musicouch, saying, “Written for this month, I look back on how music affected my school life, look at the condition of the state of school music, and conjure ways to improve it, even outside the band room.”
- Thomas J. West presents Thomas J. West Music – Why Do I Need to Practice Scales? The Value of Tonal Literacy posted at Thomas J. West Music, saying, “Scale study takes time, but the benefit to the performing ensemble as a whole is significant. More importantly, the benefit to the individual student is immense. It takes instrumental music performance from the realm of “something I do for fun” to “something I am really good at” for many students who otherwise would learn just their part to the concert repertoire. And after all, isn’t the goal of music education to teach students how to become well-rounded musicians?”
- Andrew Ritenour presents Conquering the First Year posted at Future Music Educators.
- Regina Scharf presents 10 Extraordinary Brazilian Musicians You Should Listen to* posted at DEEP BRAZIL, saying, “This is a great overview of great Brazilian musicians that are not widely known by foreigners. It includes a podcast.”
- Robert Dentressangle presents Playing Music That People Like posted at howmusicworksforyou’s prosperous, saying, “Music gives a dynamic sort of expression that at its most elementary level helps. Here few thoughts on How Music helps in our daily life.”
- James Frankel presents Never has technology been more important to music education posted at jamesfrankel.musiced.net saying “The crucial aspect of this effort was that I was reaching the 70 – 80% of the students in my school who were NOT in the instrumental and vocal music program” He states the case of having music technology as part of the general music program is critical in engaging the 21st century student.
- Will Kuhn presents A Contribution posted at willkuhn.com, saying, “This is a summary of the study I did for my thesis on traditional notation vs. MIDI grid. The results were surprising!”
- Robyn Pfeifer,NCTM presents Exploring the Nature of Children and Music posted at MusicWerksStudio, saying, “Learn why kids naturally are drawn to music.”
- Anya Campbell presents Fostering the Joy of Teaching « Notes of Joy posted at Notes of Joy, saying, “Thanks for hosting!”
- Brian Wis presents Three Pillars of Teaching Music posted at Teaching Music in the 21st Century.
- Jennifer Saksa presents Learning to Play the Song Stuck in My Head with TwelveKeys Music Transcription Software posted at NCH Software Blog, saying, “A nice little post written about using a software application as an aide to learning a new song. By enabling you to slow down a song TwelveKeys can not only be used for transcribing music but help you play/learn by ear as it were.”
- Joseph Pisano presents Digital Manners And Online Implications For Teachers And Students In A Web 2.0 World posted at Music, Technology and Education: Mustech.net, The world of web 2.0 is changing the way we interact and learn.
- Barbara Freedman presents Classroom Management via the Internet & Intranet posted at MusicEdTech: Teach music. The technology will follow., saying, “When classroom chaos takes over, enter Facebook and Apple’s Remote Desktop.”