Category Archive for "Why I Teach Music"

Michael Spencer play The Swan

Today’s Why We Make Music and Why I Teach Music: Be re-inspired by young musicians over and over again. Some time ago I randomly came across a video of Michael Spener, a young Suzuki cellist who only has use of…

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Right place, right time, right action

Why I Teach Music: To exercise the kindness that my own musical training has taught me, so I can help others. Here’s a story I’d like to share, because I’m proud of my decision to take the part that I…

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A new approach to her own piano studies

Why I Teach Music: Changing minds and hearts. Last weekend’s studio recital video footage didn’t work out. I wasn’t able to watch those clips at individual lessons this week with the kids as I intended to (and told them I’d…

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Looking forward

Why I Teach Music: Opportunity to inspire/be inspired by the next generation. I’ve started my planning for the fall semester. Unprompted, from a parent of one of my kiddos in an email today: “(She) was listing out the 25 reasons…

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A message from Daniel Jackson, music educator

Today’s Why We make Music, a reminder from a (music) college friend who is actively making a difference in the world: Unity through Diversity. I have a secret for all you, with special interest to my choral music educators: I…

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Proud teacher moment: Praise from another

I’m very proud to share this because it is a rare event: I received an email from a music teacher at a school near me today. Two of my students study piano with you, and I am amazed at what…

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Seth Bailin’s Thoughts

Why I Teach Music: Opportunities to think, write, talk, and impact how music influences humanity. Seth Bailin is a Greater Boston area musician. I met Seth at a parade where he marched and played his saxophone while I marched with…

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A story from our studio on practicing with mom

Why I Teach Music: A short story from Metro Gnome Studio! Last night during a lesson my student said, “I like to practice by myself.” (vs. practicing with her mom). This is very, very common for kids her age, but…

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