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Creative Strings is for musicians and music-lovers, especially violin, viola, and cello players, looking to live creatively, whether in your musical education, projects, music career, in the practice room, classroom, onstage, or on tour. Each interview is edited carefully and mixed with a blend of musical clips from the Creative Strings community curated by jazz violinist Christian Howes. . Creative Strings is a non-profit organization with a mission to support music education through outrea ...
 
I love teaching music to kids! I am a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher and plan to share lessons about singing, playing instruments, recorder technique, creative movement, improvisation, guided listening, and other techniques that will help you teach music better! Find more information and ideas on my blog: www.MakeMomentsMatter.org
 
Are you an elementary music teacher? Maybe you’re worn out, overwhelmed, or feel like it gets harder each year. Hi, I’m Jessica, and it’s my passion to help elementary music teachers, just like you, figure out your unique teaching style. In this podcast, I'll share helpful tips and strategies, work-home life balance tips, and mindset blocks, while helping give you the motivation you need to gain momentum in your teaching so you can continue being the music teacher rock star you already are. ...
 
This podcast is all about bringing back the passion for music education! Whether you are a music student, a music teacher, or someone who just loves learning more about music, this podcast is for you! We share our passion for music, our experiences with teaching music, and our lives as musicians in this ever changing digital world.
 
Marketing Music Education is THE podcast that encourages music educators & boosters to use simple tools and tactics to increase the reach, influence and “relentlessly positive” perception of their programs. In addition to tips and tricks, I’ll also feature other topics and guests that affect the world of music education. In a world where we're all waiting for the next budget battle axe to drop, the techniques you learn here will strengthen the armor that protects the program you've worked so ...
 
What to learn more about learning music and technology? Every first Monday AM of the month, a new episode explores the most relevant and timely questions. Hosted by Ksenia Ova, the founder of KOVA ED, this podcast brings you honest, informative and new perspectives on teaching/learning in music education and technology-enhanced teaching/learning.
 
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The best thing about chores is identifying the sound they make using your ears. It's downhill from there BUT with some groovy tunes on, any chore becomes a dance party. Amiright? Except duvet related chores, those are just a chore. We begin with an Echo Song about being the insatiable desire to take a thing apart to see how it works and then feelin…
 
Teaching right now is hard. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Although things are going back to "normal", they're not quite there yet. So what do we do? How can you move forward? In this episode, I'm going to talk to you about reframing the way you view thankfulness and gratitude. It’s not going to be sunshine, unicorns, and rainbows all th…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/22/21. This week I shared some of my favorite resources and lessons for December. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram to share about the lessons t…
 
Join us with Guest Speaker and former Creative Strings Workshop participant Marlene Cruz Lozano as she talks about her new studio, Violin Bootcamp, which centers adult women violin students, their goals, and needs.By Christian Howes, Jazz Violinist, Educator, Producer, Music Business Coach
 
In this podcast episode, I'll talk about what to know about students lining up to leave the music room. Every class time will look different and will change according to what you're doing with your students and what grade level is leaving your room. But, the ideas I share in this episode will help you to get your students lined up and ready to leav…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/15/21. This week I shared some of my favorite books for December as well as some K-2 lessons for Thanksgiving. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram…
 
Join us with Guest Speakers Caleigh Drane & William Seiji Marsh as we discuss how to conquer your stage fright and better achieve your musical goals through mindfulness and mindful practice.By Christian Howes, Jazz Violinist, Educator, Producer, Music Business Coach
 
Things are really starting to happen round here. Things are getting cooking. Rubber is meeting road. Flubber is eating toad. Let's goooooo music fun and games for kids and grown growns!!! (now hiring people who know what to write in this space - no experience necessary - payment is in guitar picks) We begin with a Feel The Rhythm designed to make h…
 
What does it mean to deconstruct a music standard? It can be overwhelming having objectives, deciding what quarter to teach them in, lesson planning to teach the objectives, and knowing if you're doing it "right." In this episode, I break down step by step how to deconstruct a standard to help you move forward in your music classroom. Read this blo…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/8/21. This week I shared some of my favorite lessons that incorporate improvisation on the Orff Instruments. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram t…
 
What does decolonizing music education look like? Are there steps you can take to make sure you're making your music classroom equitable for every student who comes through your doors? In this episode, I brought on Giuliana Conti to discuss this with me. The advice she shares throughout the entire episode is awesome and you'll get practical tips yo…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 11/1/21. This week I shared some of my favorite lessons that incorporate improvisation on the Orff Instruments. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram t…
 
Kids will dig this play based rhyme infused educational music filled podcast as much as you enjoyed this keyword laden introductory sentence. This episode begins with a Rhyme Time game about kindness. Can you figure out what action each kindness verb could lead to? i.e. Make, Send, Offer? I love when phonological exercises extend into making the wo…
 
If you aren't aware by now, I'm beyond passionate about serving, mentoring, and coaching elementary music teachers. With that said, I've been doing not only group coaching, but 1-on-1 coaching with some of my HARMONY members. I wanted to share this coaching call with one of the music teachers in the membership for you to get advice and strategies a…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/25/21. This week I shared some of my favorite lessons that I haven’t been able to really talk about in the last weeks. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and I…
 
As an elementary music teacher, you bring drama into what you're already doing with your students, whether you realize it or not. As you put on performances, do movement activities, read stories with action words, and create different sounds, you're integrating drama. I'm so excited for the conversation I had with Deb Baldwin in this episode about …
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/18/21. This week I shared some of my favorite lessons that I haven’t been able to really talk about in the last weeks. I’m “catching up” and going more in-depth on some fabulous lesson for multiple grades and sharing what’s worked an…
 
Go on, open up the packet. What's inside? 10 minutes of interactive music education games for children?? Fantastic! Here are the games on today's show: First up a Clap It Back game called "What's On The Menu" I say things that are on the menu. You clap back the rhythm of the words. It's fun, easy and helps develop a sense of rhythm. If the foods we…
 
Are you struggling with feelings of being left out or lonely? I know I sure have. In fact, I've gone through some anxiety and stress the past two months and know others have as well from conversations I've had. If this is you too, then I recorded this episode just for you. During this episode, I talk about how to move past the feelings of being lef…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/11/21. This week I shared my K-5 lesson plans for week eight with a focus first grade. I also shared some of my favorite books with indigenous characters/about indigenous people. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Mon…
 
Diversity in music education is so important. Making your classroom equitable starts with you first... understanding who you are, what your knowledge is, and where the holes are. In this conversation with Nate Holder, we discuss: why it's important to learn and to keep relearning the importance of helping students to see themselves in your music cl…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 10/4/21. This week I shared my K-5 lesson plans for week seven with a focus on concert prep with multiple grades. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram…
 
Great Bowls of Groovy Gemelli Noodlinos! It's a new Noodle Loaf noodlesode! Too much? Ok, I'll tone it down. Press play for fun music and games for kids. Thank you. First up a special edition of our Trivia game called Instrument or Italian Cheese. This music appreciation game tests you knowledge of both Italian cheeses and orchestral instruments to…
 
Have you wanted to bring centers into your elementary music classroom but you're just not sure how? In this episode, we'll go over simple ways you can begin doing centers with your students. These include: Boomwhacker melodies Student devices Listening activities Using keyboards Recorder or mallet instruments Music games and activities Read the blo…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/27/21. This week I shared my K-5 lesson plans for week six with a focus on third grade and melodic dictation. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Instagram t…
 
What if I told you that you can step into being a leader in your school building and amongst your peers as the music teacher? You have the advantage of teaching every child or each grade level, know how to adapt lessons on the fly, and can deconstruct a standard to reach the different ages of learners. Not only that, you're great at getting the une…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/20/21. This week I shared my K-2 lesson plans for week five with a focus on lesson adaptation and tech integration. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go live on Facebook and Insta…
 
You won't learn to spell in today's episode, but you may learn to mispronounce the word "barber." You will also learn how to plan for special occasions. In other words you will learn MOST of the most important things. And if you enjoy singing songs then that's even better. Birthdays, graduations, growing your first eyebrow...what do these things al…
 
In this podcast episode, I'll talk about what to know about students entering the music room. Honestly, when you set yourself AND your students up for success before they even step foot into your classroom, your class time will run smoother than ever. Throughout the episode, I discuss: The importance of meeting your students at the door Doing body …
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/13/21. This week I talked about some of my new favorite books and shared my K-5 lesson plans for week three with a focus on 1st Grade Lessons. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go…
 
While working with students with exceptional needs, you'll encounter students who deal with behavioral challenges. It's so tough as the music teacher knowing how to best work with these students and to stay patient in the process. In this episode, Dr. Erin Parkes discusses how to take an empathy based approach to the behavioral challenges you may e…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 9/6/21. This week I talked about some of my new favorite books and shared my K-5 lesson plans for week two with a focus on 5th Grade Lessons. If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays, every Monday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time I go li…
 
Season 1 Episode 4; Guest speaker - Sofia Livotov (piano and voice teacher at KOVA ED - https://www.kovaed.com/about/; https://www.sofialivotov.com/). In this episode, Sofia and I talk about the process of ageing and without being too optimistic we share how piano lessons can be beneficial to an ageing brain. Some things we say are backed by scient…
 
Maybe you've wanted to start a side hustle or sell some products or services, but you're not quite sure how. I remember starting out and having all of the questions and no idea how to figure out the answers. In this episode, I'll break down the first steps to consider while pursuing your edupreneur dreams. Some of these tips may be strategies you'v…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 8/30/21. This week is all about A NEW year of learning and sharing ideas. Lots to explore and talk about. Lesson ideas, books, resources, setting up procedures and my K-5 lessons for the week with a focus on older grades: 3-5. If you’re…
 
What is a student-centered classroom? How exactly does it empower your music students? In today's episode, Theresa and I talk about these exact topics and help provide you with strategies to move forward with implementing ideas into your classroom. Theresa is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, frequently working with teachers t…
 
This episode of the podcast is a replay containing the audio version of the Musical Monday LIVE video recorded on 8/23/21. This week is all about A NEW year of learning and sharing ideas. Lots to explore and talk about. Lesson ideas, books, resources, setting up procedures and my K-5 lessons for the week! If you’re not familiar with musical Mondays…
 
I am introducing a new episode titling concept that is akin to how certain race horses are named. See, this episode contains pieces of previous episodes as well as new material. Thus, the episode title pays homage to that lineage to form the poetic phrase: "Hello Donkey Potato." Race horse names are often nods to their parents i.e. a horse named Wa…
 
Personal development for teachers is an important topic, to help you in both your teacher life and for your students. A lot of times the focus is on professional development only, and personal development for teachers is forgotten about. It's important that you know how much you matter as a person, and not just a teacher. Then, show that person to …
 
Sorry kids, the song about the history of Kraftwerk didn't make the final edit but don't fret, there is a clapping game about robots. There is also a Western folk song and opportunities to make use of your ears and hands so make sure to have those nearby before hitting play. We begin with a song game called Clap It Back about robots. But is it a so…
 
Whether you already taught in person last school year or you'll be headed back into your building this school year, there's a lot of fear, uncertainty, and unknowns facing not only you, but your students too. In this episode, I'll address some thing to think through as you head into the new school year. We'll discuss: How music class may feel new t…
 
There are so many mindset beliefs music teachers deal with on a daily basis. In this episode, I'm going to tackle the 3 I hear mentioned the most. Today, we're going to talk about the thoughts: "I'm not good enough..." "I feel like giving up..." "My students are behind..." The doors to HARMONY are officially open, but hurry because doors close tomo…
 
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