Welcome to Mr. A Music Place

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Welcome to our music place. This is the gathering place for music educators, music education majors, and all who are interested in teaching music. Here in our community, we discuss topics that are important to music teachers, students, parents, and friends.


As families continue to struggle do to unexpected financial hardship, please consider giving to Feeding America. The link above will take you directly to their website where you can make your donation.

As teachers face challenges of transitioning and maintaining distance learning during extended school closures due to the corona virus, be sure to check back here for updated resources and discussion on providing quality distance learning instruction to your students. My article, “Managing Distance Music Teaching During COVID-19 Shutdowns” has been and will continue to be updated with ideas and resources.

My posts are often reflections on my experiences teaching, or on something I’ve learned or implemented in my music classroom. Many are intended to be of help to college music majors and active music teachers, while  others are more generally about music or music education, and are meant for a wider audience.

I have recently added a new page to Mr A Music Place. It is called, “Featured Music Lesson Plan” page. I would like this to become a resource for you when you are looking for a lesson to use in your classroom, or for an undergraduate assignment. This page is meant to feature some of my favorite and most successful lessons, and also yours. Please use the contact page to send a lesson plan you have found to be especially successful, and then look for it on the lesson plan page.

Composing is one of my pleasures. Several of my works are now available for pdf download. My catalogue now includes Woodwind Quintet No. 1 in Bb MajorClarinet Choir No. 1 in Eb major, Brass Quintet No. 1 , and String Quartet No. 1 in F major. You can listen to most of them by clicking on the linked titles above. If you are interested in purchasing any or all of these for your ensemble or your students, please visit  MrAMusicPlace@gmail.com or  MrAMusicPlace Store.

I look forward to each of you returning often. While you’re here, please comment on my posts, ask questions, and suggest topics for future posts. When you enjoy a post, please like it and share it.

It’s easy to keep up with the latests posts at Mr A Music Place. When you become a follower, you will automatically get every post delivered to your e-mail inbox. The content is optimized for tablet and phone viewing, too, so you never have to be away from what’s going on here.

Be sure to come back often, and bring your friends. Before you leave, you’ll also want to check out my “featured links” below.

Best regards,

Mr. A

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