Maybe you are getting ready to graduate or have recently graduated, have a degree in music education and are ready to begin teaching, but now the challenge of finding a full-time music teaching position begins. If you find yourself in this position you are probably starting to realize that this can be quite a daunting and overwhelming task. You are overwhelmed with where to begin, how to find job postings, applications, portfolios, resumes, and eventually interviews. As we all know interviewing is a challenge itself, but actually finding and applying for jobs can be a long and tiring journey. In this post I will give some resources for finding job postings, tips on filling out applications, and some general tips on the daunting task of job searching.
Having students connect with the music is very important to help them have a musical experience and also is the middle step towards them connecting emotionally with the audience through the music. – @MrAhrens
The #MusEdChat participants on 11/29/10 moderated by @LindsayMorelli discussed ways to make personal connections between students and repertoire and and how we as music teachers can help everyone relate. [Read more...]
I believe that a good balance of challenging and familiar music, good community, and good student teacher relationships will lead to continuity and student retention. – @LindsayMorelli
In general having kids play for and with each other when you can is perhaps the best recruitment strategy we can use. Students inspire each other the most. -@rizzrazz
The key point of using musical aptitude tests is so that we as teachers can better know where our student’s strengths and weaknesses lie. After we know this then we can better help our students achieve higher results. – @rizzrazz
It is critical for music teachers to establish and put into place the foundation of tuneful, beautiful, and artful before we can begin to teach literacy. This foundation needs to begin to be established in kindergarten and first grade. – @lovedrummin
Listening is the most critical aspect of the music curriculum. You need to be able to hear music and internalize it before you can ever attempt to play or sing it. – @Zweibz7