The Tricky Business of Musical Potential

I've heard it said by educators many times over the years that we are in the business of helping our students develop to their full potential. This sounds like a noble goal, and indeed it is. But what is a student’s full potential? How do we know when a student has achieved as much as … Continue reading The Tricky Business of Musical Potential

An Effective Way To Boost Self-Image with Music Education

After years of practicing strategies to boost students’ self-esteem, it seems that there are more discouraged, disinterested, demotivated students than ever. Students are increasingly unwilling to face and conquer challenges, and quickly convince themselves that success is beyond their ability. Because strategies to boost students’ self-esteem were supposed to lead to opposite results, an objective … Continue reading An Effective Way To Boost Self-Image with Music Education