A Context for some Productive Music Lessons

Throughout the school year, one of my biggest challenges is getting my eighth graders to sing. Apart from  rapping their favorite songs, many students this age are not interested in singing unless they have a specific interest in music. There are always the choir students who do like to sing, of course, but for the … Continue reading A Context for some Productive Music Lessons

Up Is The Way To Go

When a boy realizes his voice has deepened, it can become difficult to convince him to sing in his upper range. Many are proud of their deeper voices, and do not want to sound like younger boys whose voices have not yet changed, and they are more secure singing down. In spite of this resistance, it is important to … Continue reading Up Is The Way To Go