SEASON 3

Description: The rhythm section is the heart and soul of any school's jazz band. The larger style jazz bands have evolved as a result of the big band movement in modern jazz. In essence, the rhythm section has a true function, within the jazz ensemble, that all horns listen to. They are responsible for contributing to the melodic and harmonic functions as well as tempo and direction. Read more...

Description: Choosing a method book can be an arduous task for many young band directors. There are several strategic elements that you will need included in your method book of choice. More importantly, the selection process will require you, as the music educator, to prioritize what is important for your students to learn. Read more...

Description: Surviving distance learning with my is a goal of any choir or band director. There is so much uncertainty for school systems in deciding how to proceed during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of us will remain on edge. This is a time that is unique to everyone. No single one person on this planet has experienced conditions quite like the ones associated with COVID-19. Read more...

Description: Musicians who require the use of their air to perform will benefit from "Starting Breathing Exercises to Encourage Air Capacity Growth." Whether you are a brass, woodwind or even a vocalist musician, breathing, and effective airflow, is an absolute necessity to perform. In addition, increasing your knowledgebase is a great way to improve your tone, endurance and overall dynamic capability. Read More...

Description: Looking for more student engagement from your music students? Do you feel that student's practice work ethic is less than stellar? Practopus is a new digital tool that can help ease these burdens and help keep your students accountable. As a result, you will get more student engagement with Practopus. This mobile app will inspire your music students to practice and help them meet their commitments to you, the teacher. Read more...

Description: Bill Stevens shares his current teaching status under CoVid-19 conditions. Read more...