I know it’s summer break for many of you. For others, the school year is nearly over. Some of you are thinking: “I’m in summer mode. Why, on earth, would I want to start working on next year now? I just want to relax…..” Well, you do have a good point….. But here you are […]
8 Ideas to “Fill up” the Last Rehearsals of the Year
Are you looking for activities to “fill up” the final rehearsals of the school year? If so, I have 8 different ideas that may help you and your choir to end your year on a high note! The goal we should have is to “fill up” our rehearsals, not to “fill in” our rehearsals. I […]
Choir Elections Are A Bad Idea. Here’s an Alternative Approach…
Choirs are not a democracy. Yes, we want to empower our students, but we are still in charge. If we are in charge, shouldn’t we be responsible for the students who work for us? Student officers represent us and they represent our ensemble members. Here is an approach that allows the RIGHT […]
My 3-year-old Son Could Be Considered Tone-Deaf!
My 3-year-old Son Could Be Considered Tone-Deaf! I have an adorable video to share of my son, Nolan, singing L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole. As you will hear, the correct pitches are rarely to be found. But, there is a clear reason why this is occurring: Young girls have the opportunity to successfully […]
Concert Success without Stress: Singers Take Ownership!
As you approach your spring concert season: Do you feel the PRESSURE starting to mount? Do you feel the STRESS of making your concert successful. Does this tension impact your demeanor in rehearsals? Do you feel like YOU care more about the concert than your singers? Well, if any of […]
How to Nail Your Choir Rehearsal Observation!
Getting observed can be really stressful, even for seasoned teachers. When an authority figure is watching us, it can easily affect the way we deliver our intended lesson. I want to help you to NAIL your OBSERVATION each and every time. The most important thing regarding an observation is understanding your observer’s viewpoint. What is […]