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The First Six Notes with Classroom Composers
The First Six Notes with Classroom Composers
Classroom Composers

The First Six Notes Podcast with Classroom Composers is for band teachers and string teachers looking for great information from experienced teachers.... more

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25. Setting up for Success: The First Weeks of School

Are you feeling overwhelmed thinking of all you have to do to get ready for the start of another school... more

05 Aug 2023 · 38 minutes
24. The Band Director Teaching Strings

How can you successfully teach beginning strings when your background is in band? Teaching beginning strings requires a unique set... more

22 Jul 2023 · 31 minutes
23. Connecting Sheet Music to Daily Warm-Ups and Drills

Are you using warm-ups and drills as a way to prepare your students to play sheet music? If not, you... more

08 Jul 2023 · 27 minutes
22. Taking What Didn't Work This Year and Making it Work Next Year

All over, teachers are seeing challenging behaviors that we have not seen previously. We know that in order to best... more

24 Jun 2023 · 38 minutes
21. A Deep Dive Into Beginning Band with the Quarter Note Companion

We’ve all gotten frustrated with method books or curriculums that move too quickly or aren’t easily understood by students. We... more

10 Jun 2023 · 35 minutes
20. Beginning Band Year at a Glance

Teaching beginning band can be overwhelming and challenging! We have found that having three key pillars in place has been... more

27 May 2023 · 38 minutes
19. Teaching Beginning Strings with Efficiency

A lot goes into teaching beginning strings. When helping students learn the correct posture, safety, bow hold, etc., it is... more

13 May 2023 · 42 minutes
18. Closing Out the School Year

We’re reaching the end of the school year and you’re likely busy with spring concert prep and the last thing... more

29 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
17. What Video Games Can Teach Us About Teaching with Jared Brockmeyer

What can we learn from video games and video game design that can help us as music educators? Jared Brockmeyer... more

15 Apr 2023 · 49 minutes
16. Music Education in Different States with Andy LaRusch

Music education looks different depending on which state you are in but many music educators would agree that Texas’ music... more

01 Apr 2023 · 38 minutes
The First Six Notes with Classroom Composers
25. Setting up for Success: The First Weeks of School
The First Six Notes with Classroom Composers