Issue 18 - March 2015
In This Issue
Summer Workshop Myth-Busters
Then Sara Campbell (on the cover) does some summer camp myth busting. Have you started to make plans for summer camps this year? Now is the time to lay the groundwork. Read what Sara has to say about a task that can seem daunting (especially if it is your first time running camps) in Summer Workshop Myth Busters.
The Art of Keeping Music Theory Fun and Engaging
Teaching music theory can often be a challenge as so many students would rather 'just play the piano'. How can you keep theory exciting and fun? Games can help as Kristen Smith explains in The Art of Keeping Music Theory Fun and Engaging.
Notes with Nick
Nick Ambrosino is back with more advice in his column Notes with Nick.
Learning for Little Fingers Publications
Have you heard about the Tiny Fingers Curriculum? Based in the UK, Laura Brothers and her team have created an engaging series of books and games designed specifically for the youngest learners. Read Learning for Little Fingers Publications to learn more about these materials.
Review: MusicEdConnect 2015
Suzanne Solum shares her experiences with MusicEdConnect. If you did not make it to this online conference, you can still access the recordings. Be sure and check out Suzanne's review if you are on the fence about whether this resource would be helpful to you.
Resource: Games and Camps
Are you stuck finding a camp theme? Maybe you are looking for a pre-designed and tested curriculum for your camps this year? Do you need new ideas and inspiration for games in your studio? Look no further! Resource: Games and Camps will save you a lot of research time. In addition to highlighting some of the many games and camp ideas found on Sheryl Welles' blog, you will also find links to other blogs and websites with game and summer camp ideas. And don’t forget about going to camp yourself this year! You might join Rami Bar-Niv or Leila Viss and Bradley Sowash for instance. Links to several summer camps for teachers can also be found within this resource.