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The Importance of Playing Duets (TBA Archives)

The TBA Archives refer to the Texas Bandmasters Association archives of clinic handouts from past conventions.  Conventions are one of...

Do you need a great substitute music lesson plan for your unplanned teacher absences? Do you often have a non-music sub? This plan is for you! This music sub plan has activities perfect for middle school band, choir, orchestra and upper elementary music teachers and directors. Visit Band Directors Talk Shop for more fun band teaching ideas, beginning band ideas, concert band rehearsal techniques, free music sub plans, warm-ups, recruiting tips, motivation strategies and more!

Beginner Band Substitute Lesson Plan (for a Non-Music Sub)

This NEW lesson plan is written with beginner band students in mind and uses short, 2-5 minute videos from Khan...

How To NOT Get Overwhelmed by Social Media

Get your band on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – There certainly are a lot of options out there, and it’s easy...

14 things to NEVER say to your band director! Click here for some funny humor that only music teachers can relate to. Get some good laughs as the "real life" of a band teacher is highlighted!

14 Things to NEVER Say to Your Band Director:

14 things to NEVER say to your band director: Are we playing today? But it’s easier for me to finger...

Improving Section Rehearsal & Concert Attendance at a Title One School (1)

Improving Section Rehearsal & Concert Attendance at a Title One School

In my years of teaching in Title One Schools with a high range of diversity, I have found one of...

Music Theory Match-Up Games

This game can be used as a review for: Note Names Rhythms Musical Symbols Mystery Songs (inner hearing) Anything you...

Storing School Instruments Correctly (to avoid extra repair costs) (1)

Storing School Instruments Correctly (to avoid costly repairs)

Storing School Instruments  Do you know how to keep your school instruments in working order during long term storage? Here...

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