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It happens much more often than any of us like. Some well-meaning parent, administrator, or friend delivers the piece of advice that they are certain will fix everything wrong with music education. “Simply teach the music that students actually like.” We smile and graciously accept their input. Inside, we are fuming! Would anyone tell anContinue reading “Teach Music Students Want to Play”
I first became familiar with the work of composer Glenda Austin through her hymn arrangements. I enjoyed her style and approach to familiar melodies. When I discovered the volume that I am reviewing today, I knew I wanted to check it out because I thought some of my intermediate students would enjoy her work asContinue reading “Product Review: Composer’s Choice – Glenda Austin”
A couple of weeks ago, I explored the bagatelles of Beethoven and enjoyed the music that I found there very much. That’s when I decided to take a look at some of the other bagatelles by composers whose music I enjoyed playing and teaching. That’s when I discovered the two sets of bagatelles (Opp. 34Continue reading “Sibelius’ Bagatelles, Op. 34”
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