The better question may be:
Are you cheating your singers by giving them choral rehearsal tracks?
Well the answer to both questions depends on how you answer my 3 question quiz.
Anybody can be taught to match pitch, almost instantly, in 5 simple steps. This entire process takes a maximum of 5 minutes.
If you have a student, friend, or family member who struggles to match pitch, give these 5 steps a try!
After writing my blog post last week which acknowledged my desire to “do better” as an educator, and as a person, I have decided to make permanent strides in my classroom.
I would like to share my plan for incorporating Black History Month into my choral program moving forward.
I would also like to thank the many black choral directors who have reached out to me, engaged with me, encouraged me, and informed me of ways I could improve. While it is not their job to do this, I am grateful for their willingness to open their hearts to me.
I am flawed and am just beginning this journey. I can only hope that as I continue on this path, I can help to inspire my young students to see the world differently than the way I saw it when I was their age.
Please check out my latest blog post:
The Future of Black History Month
in my Choir
My latest blog post is the most difficult one I’ve ever shared. I’ve challenged myself in hopes of positively impacting the choral community.
As choral directors, Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions of the many black choral artists who continue to inspire the choral world.
As choral directors, Black History Month is also a time to reflect on systemic racism within our own choral programs.
I’ve challenged myself to be better and hope you will take the time to read my heartfelt blog post.
I welcome your comments and thoughts!
Whether remote or in person, you can make your Valentine’s Day Rehearsal
memorable and impactful.
These Valentine’s Day rehearsal ideas are sure to bring your group together AND provide a highly-effective and unique lesson.
Valentine’s Day Round – Fun to Sing and teaches the “V” vs “F” sound & the “Tr” vs the “Ch” sound!
Can you afford to spend 2 minutes a day on Sight-Singing?
I would argue you CAN’T afford not to!
Whether your students are remote, hybrid, or in-person, this 2-Minute Rapid-Fire Sight-Singing Drill will be effective. It requires little to no preparation on your end and maximizes those 2 minutes.
This is SIMPLE!
I’ll explain HOW to do it and WHY it is so useful in developing great sight-singers.