By Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph. D. Lili M. Levinowitz is a professor of music education at
Rowan University of New Jersey, Glassboro. The media’s popularization of findings from studies indicating a causal link between music training and spatial reasoning in young children (Rauscher et al.
1993, 1997) has caught the attention of many and spurred interest in the inclusion of music in early childhood education. Curriculum models that substantiate this point of view
are credible; however, music educators need to remind decision makers about other valid reasons for teaching music in the early childhood curriculum. The purpose of this article is to survey some of the work in music education that validates the inclusion of music for its own sake in models for early childhood learning.
Music is a way of knowing. According to Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner (1983), music intelligence is equal in importance t Continue reading →
A day on the job for a Music Teacher involves meeting with several pupils to play music, refine their technique, and teach everything from fundamentals like scales and chords to more advanced music theory. Music Teachers at Elementary, Middle, and High School often also teach Choir, Orchestra or Band, as well. Private Music Teachers can either work out of a rented studio at a music school or out of their own homes.
Depending on the client and the hourly rate charged, some teachers will also travel to students homes. School Music Teachers usually work off of a lesson plan and curriculum, whereas private Music Teachers must adapt their lessons to individual students interests and area that need improvement. Piano teacher Margie Balter says that the most important part of her work is helping them get fired up to learn stuff and that the skills taught in her les Continue reading →
10 Online Resources for Free, Legal Music
Free stuff. Those two words are enough to make one kick up one’s proverbial heels and dance out of pure, plasma-searing joy. And when that free stuff comes in the form of tunes, well, then the dancing becomes quite literal.
While we know no one in our illustrious readership would ever steal music (nay! death before thieving the whiskey and cereal from the gaping maws of those starving musicians! ), we understand that sometimes one just doesn’t have the capital to load up on songs on a daily basis. That’s why we’ve gathered 10 resources for scoring tunes online for merely a song. 1). San Francisco-based startup MySpoonful just launched recently, touting itself as БDaily Candy for Indie Music. Б Three times a week, the startup chooses a new artist, writes up a bio for the band in question and sends users a free MP3 for download.
It’s like having that dude at the record store who always know Continue reading →
Where unsigned artists and music industry moguls come face to face. Showcase Your Talent. AK Music Video features music video clips and mp3′s of unsigned bands, musicians and artists. Offering recording resources for musicians, songwriters and indie artists. At this new bilingual website, you’ll find resources and information about Digital Audio/MIDI Recording, Song Promotion, Internet Music Publishing and more! Musicians of all levels and styles are able to register their musical playing history and experiences.
The Gospel Music Clef is dedicated to providing resources for participants and supporters of the Black Gospel Music industry on the Internet. An excellent site that’s well worth the visit! BlueRoomProductions ‘your one-stop music recording-development-management-pro Continue reading →
Cody Alan is the award-winning host and executive producer of CMT Radio Live With Cody Alan and CMT After MidNite With Cody Alan. Both shows are broadcast on radio stations across America and originate from Nashville as CMT’s ultimate radio shows. His
wit, energy and charm shine with big star guests and live interaction with listeners.
Alan brings fans unprecedented access
to all things current in country music and entertainment in an environment that’s genuine, unpredictable and fun. Dierks Bentley
says, “Cody’s show always feels fr Continue reading →
Listening to Classic FM on the Internet couldn’t be easier. Listen by clicking on the green Listen button above or at the top of the page. The UK Radioplayer will pop-up and start playing automatically. Classic FM is proud to be a founding member of the UK Radioplayer. You can even find out what was played on Classic Continue reading →
Elementary music teachers are responsible for providing an introduction to technical musical concepts such as beat, rhythm and pitch to primary school students. They expose students to musical scales, musical notation, the art of singing, different types of musical instruments and different styles of music. Elementary school music teachers also teach students about the history of music, as well as introducing them to the music of many legendary musicians and composers. Additionally, a music teacher may be required to prepare students for public performances, as the director of a school band or chorus and give private or group music lessons.
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Okay, I know some teachers who only allow one box to pack what needs to come home for the summer. PIm not that teacher. PMy trunk was full, plus my backseat. PMy teaching resources come home with me over the summer so I can prepare for the school year. PUnfortunately, I now have boxes and stacks all over my house. PThe mess it creates inspires me to get to the boxes and start sorting/reading/planning.
PI also brought home my personal (small) bookcase from school so my books had a place to live over the summer. What am I reading now? The Morning Meeting BookPby Roxann Kriete. This book is part of the Responsive Classroom, a classroom management system. PThe bookPis designed for the classroom teacher, so I really have to skim/skip through to find the nuggets that I will use in my classroom. PThe best part is the last 1/3 of the book, the appendices. PHeres the reason I Continue reading →
*Internet required; ISP fees apply. Xbox Music Pass 30 day trial continues to a paid monthly subscription unless cancelled. Credit card required. Limit 1 per person; prior Zune Pass trial users not eligible.
On the Web, Xbox Music Pass is streaming only. **Compatible devices and internet required; ISP fees apply. On TV, Xbox Music is Continue reading →
By: There are many different sites that allow users to listen to and download free music online. Some sites even offer the ability to share music and playlists with friends through websites, blogs, and social media sites. Here are 15 great places to find free and legal music on the web.
Based on the sophisticated taxonomy of the Music Genome Project, Pandora is an Internet Radio site that allows you to create personalized radio stations based on music you like. Simply type in the name of a singer, composer, band, or song you enjoy, and Pandora will create a free radio station that plays that music or music like it. Playlist is the worlds largest music community. Members can create their own personal playlists and share them through websites, blogs, and social media sites. Qloud is a free music library that can be used to play music online or share songs via Twitter. The site also shows songs that are being played by other Qloud users.
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