For Teachers: The Solo Voice vs. the Choral Voice

A stereotypical division exists within the minds of both music instructors and singers and this divide is often described as “the solo voice vs. the choral voice.” Heard frequently in many studios are phrases such as, “This is how you sing in choir. But, this is how you sing with … Continue reading

For Teachers: Running a Music Teaching Studio – the New Must-Have List

While the pedagogy of teaching rarely changes, the ideas about running a music teaching studio change all of the time. When I started teaching, computers were in their infancy. Cell phones had to be carried in small suitcases and “texting” was not a word. The internet did not exist. (Gee, … Continue reading

For Teachers: Writing a Music Teaching Philosophy Statement

If you have ever applied for a university teaching job, you may have had to write a music teaching philosophy statement. When you are writing a statement for a specific position, you want to take into account the institution you are applying for and try to tailor your philosophy to … Continue reading