8 notes.com is a website worth looking at. I have not even begun to scratch the surface of what is on there, but I do have a couple things (metronome features and sheet music ) I love. I'm sure as you poke around the site you'll find things that fit your program. Free Metronome (with fun ... Read More about Free Metronome & Sheet Music
If you're at a small school or in a small town (or in a similar situation) this post is for you! The TBA Archives refer to the Texas Bandmasters Association archives of clinic handouts from past conventions. Conventions are one of the best ways to learn new things, spark new ideas, ask ... Read More about TBA Archives – Building Success in the Small School Band
Note starts can be a source of frustration in both beginning classes and ensembles, especially with younger groups. A common issue is that students do not get the air "turned around" quickly enough. The teacher may also find that poor starts are the result of poor coordination between the tongue and ... Read More about Note Starts “Try This Quick Tip…”
Use Beginning Band Super Bowl to take advantage of all the Super Bowl hype right now. Take these ideas and adjust them to perfectly fit your needs. Focus your game on whatever your classes need the most work on right now. When? I would probably start explain the game ... Read More about Beginning Band Super Bowl
If you don't have a private lesson program for your band, your students can still be wildly successful! Here are some ideas how divided into two categories. The two main reasons for this issue are usually: -- Distance (The school is not within range of a large group of professional ... Read More about Don’t Have A Private Lesson Program? 11 Ideas for You!
For a long time, I underestimated the effect color could have on my students and their ability to read and perform music accurately and with musical understanding. Once I did begin to use color, I was amazed at the difference. Now, my students regularly purchase colored pencils or erasable colored ... Read More about Color in the Bandroom