March 25, 2020

If you teach at a school that has recently instituted e-learning days, here’s a list of online resources and tools to design and create learning activities and assignments for your students. In the list below, many of these have a short video overview or tutorial of ho...

November 16, 2019

Building on the popular Ten Strategies for an Effective Middle School Band Rehearsal I wrote in 2017, here's ten more strategies you can incorporate into your ensemble rehearsal.  

Printable version

Thank you for reading Top 3 by Three, a series promoting great band repertoire. The

series features three outstanding band directors and three of their favorite band works. Choosing great music can be a challenging task, but it is such an integral part of educating and...

August 19, 2019

22 years of teaching middle school band and I still get excited about beginning a new school year. Seeing eager new and returning students is invigorating and reminds me of why I became a teacher. The importance of our actions cannot be underestimated during those crit...

Thank you for reading Top 3 by Three, a series promoting great band repertoire. The

series features three outstanding band directors and three of their favorite band works. Choosing great music can be a challenging task, but it is such an integral part of educating and...

July 1, 2019

As part of the Music for All Summer Symposium Director's Academy, I was fortunate to present with my good friend and fellow Middle School Coordinator, Greg Scapillato. The goal of this presentation was to share ideas and strategies to improve the way directors choose t...

February 1, 2019

Communication

  • Smore - create online newsletters, flyers, and even websites.

  • Canva - easily create beautiful designs & documents. Great for promoting concerts, fundraisers, and events on social media.

  • Poster My Wall - create amazing posters & graphics for y...

December 17, 2018

For our Winter Band Concert, my students recorded a personalized concert welcome for their parents and relatives to view before the concert. This was a huge hit and a lot of fun to create! Read-on to learn how to create this experience for your students.

August 17, 2018

Part III

Welcome to the Top 3 by Three, a series that promotes great band repertoire. Each

segment features three excellent band directors and three of their favorite pieces to teach and perform. Choosing great music can be a challenging task, but it is such an inte...

August 15, 2018

Part II

Welcome to the Top 3 by Three, a series that promotes great band repertoire. Each segment features three excellent band directors and three of their favorite pieces to teach and perform. Choosing great music can be a challenging task, but it is such an integral...

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