27 episodes

Four elementary music teachers explore the joys and struggles of teaching music in public schools.

Chaotic Harmony Chaotic Harmony podcast produced by Crystal Pridmore, Zoe Kumagai, Jonathan Seligman, and Marc Keehmer

    • Education

Four elementary music teachers explore the joys and struggles of teaching music in public schools.

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 25: Teaching Through Life Transitions

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 25: Teaching Through Life Transitions

    Life happens during teaching. In this episode, we talk about the hard moments of life that we had to wrestle with amidst wrestling. Some partitioned our feelings. Some leaned in.
    Spiccato: Octopus Toy
    Round of the Week: The Bell


    Follow us on Twitter!
    Chaotic Harmony — @CHClassroom
    Crystal Pridmore — @FinneyVAPA & @mrsPridmore
    Jonathan Seligman — @mrSeligman
    Marc Keehmer — @mrKeehmer
    Zoe Kumagai — @msKumagai

    Website: https://www.chaoticharmonyclassroom.com
    Instagram: @chaoticharmonyclassroom
    Facebook: @chaoticharmonyclassroom

    Bryan Pridmore is a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial.
    Mission Trails Financial provides awareness, education and implementation for individuals and businesses looking to navigate their financial pathways.
    As a Fiduciary, the financial advisor is required to act with in the best interest of the client.
    Please setup an appointment by calling (619) 419-0238 or by visiting https://missiontrailsfinancial.com

    Crystal Pridmore is a co-host of Chaotic Harmony Classroom. To see more of what she is doing, visit Crystal Pridmore's home page at
    https://www.crystalpridmore.com

    Production & Equipment provided by Bryan Pridmore with Pridmoria.com
    "Capturing Memories Worth Treasuring"
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    • 43 min
    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 24: Caitlin Mehta

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 24: Caitlin Mehta

    This week, we interview Caitlin Mehta, a new CVESD music teacher. Here, she shares her narrative of teaching in Canada, traveling around the world, and how El Sistema has vastly affected how she teaches.
    Spiccato: Slinky
    Round of the Week: Chairs to Mend

    Follow us on Twitter!
    Chaotic Harmony — @CHClassroom
    Crystal Pridmore — @FinneyVAPA & @mrsPridmore
    Jonathan Seligman — @mrSeligman
    Marc Keehmer — @mrKeehmer
    Zoe Kumagai — @msKumagai

    Website: https://www.chaoticharmonyclassroom.com
    Instagram: @chaoticharmonyclassroom
    Facebook: @chaoticharmonyclassroom

    Bryan Pridmore is a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial.
    Mission Trails Financial provides awareness, education and implementation for individuals and businesses looking to navigate their financial pathways.
    As a Fiduciary, the financial advisor is required to act with in the best interest of the client.
    Please setup an appointment by calling (619) 419-0238 or by visiting https://missiontrailsfinancial.com

    Crystal Pridmore is a co-host of Chaotic Harmony Classroom. To see more of what she is doing, visit Crystal Pridmore's home page at
    https://www.crystalpridmore.com

    Production & Equipment provided by Bryan Pridmore with Pridmoria.com
    "Capturing Memories Worth Treasuring"
    https://www.pridmoria.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pridmoria/

    • 48 min
    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 23: The Emotional Cycle of Planning a Concert

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 23: The Emotional Cycle of Planning a Concert

    If you hold concerts, you know how it is. There’s a cycle of emotions as you start from planning the concert to the end—and it’s a rollercoaster from point A to B. This week, we talk about our experience tackling the cycle and what we’ve learned over the year.

    Spiccato: Cotton balls
    Round of the Week: Goodnight to You All

    Follow us on Twitter!
    Chaotic Harmony — @CHClassroom
    Crystal Pridmore — @FinneyVAPA & @mrsPridmore
    Jonathan Seligman — @mrSeligman
    Marc Keehmer — @mrKeehmer
    Zoe Kumagai — @msKumagai

    Website: https://www.chaoticharmonyclassroom.com
    Instagram: @chaoticharmonyclassroom
    Facebook: @chaoticharmonyclassroom

    Bryan Pridmore is a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial.
    Mission Trails Financial provides awareness, education and implementation for individuals and businesses looking to navigate their financial pathways.
    As a Fiduciary, the financial advisor is required to act with in the best interest of the client.
    Please setup an appointment by calling (619) 419-0238 or by visiting https://missiontrailsfinancial.com

    Crystal Pridmore is a co-host of Chaotic Harmony Classroom. To see more of what she is doing, visit Crystal Pridmore's home page at
    https://www.crystalpridmore.com

    Production & Equipment provided by Bryan Pridmore with Pridmoria.com
    "Capturing Memories Worth Treasuring"
    https://www.pridmoria.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pridmoria/

    • 54 min
    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 22: Maya Diaz

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 22: Maya Diaz

    This week, interview with Maya Diaz, one of the first music teachers in Chula Vista. Here, Maya shares her story on perseverance, building multiple music programs, and the importance of being present.
    Spiccato: Shoe string
    Round of the Week: C-O-F-F-E-E

    Follow us on Twitter!
    Chaotic Harmony — @CHClassroom
    Crystal Pridmore — @FinneyVAPA & @mrsPridmore
    Jonathan Seligman — @mrSeligman
    Marc Keehmer — @mrKeehmer
    Zoe Kumagai — @msKumagai

    Website: https://www.chaoticharmonyclassroom.com
    Instagram: @chaoticharmonyclassroom
    Facebook: @chaoticharmonyclassroom

    Bryan Pridmore is a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial.
    Mission Trails Financial provides awareness, education and implementation for individuals and businesses looking to navigate their financial pathways.
    As a Fiduciary, the financial advisor is required to act with in the best interest of the client.
    Please setup an appointment by calling (619) 419-0238 or by visiting https://missiontrailsfinancial.com

    Crystal Pridmore is a co-host of Chaotic Harmony Classroom. To see more of what she is doing, visit Crystal Pridmore's home page at
    https://www.crystalpridmore.com

    Production & Equipment provided by Bryan Pridmore with Pridmoria.com
    "Capturing Memories Worth Treasuring"
    https://www.pridmoria.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pridmoria/

    • 42 min
    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 21: Planning

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 21: Planning

    Planning can be overwhelming when you teach 14 classes and 7 grade levels- or more! How do you organize your schedule, routine, and still make time to reflect and grow in your teaching? Crystal, Hans, and Zoe talk about what has worked or not over their careers.

    Spiccato: stretch and share
    Round of the Week: Peace Round

    Follow us on Twitter!
    Chaotic Harmony — @CHClassroom
    Crystal Pridmore — @FinneyVAPA & @mrsPridmore
    Jonathan Seligman — @mrSeligman
    Marc Keehmer — @mrKeehmer
    Zoe Kumagai — @msKumagai

    Website: https://www.chaoticharmonyclassroom.com
    Instagram: @chaoticharmonyclassroom
    Facebook: @chaoticharmonyclassroom

    Bryan Pridmore is a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial.
    Mission Trails Financial provides awareness, education and implementation for individuals and businesses looking to navigate their financial pathways.
    As a Fiduciary, the financial advisor is required to act with in the best interest of the client.
    Please setup an appointment by calling (619) 419-0238 or by visiting https://missiontrailsfinancial.com

    Crystal Pridmore is a co-host of Chaotic Harmony Classroom. To see more of what she is doing, visit Crystal Pridmore's home page at
    https://www.crystalpridmore.com

    Production & Equipment provided by Bryan Pridmore with Pridmoria.com
    "Capturing Memories Worth Treasuring"
    https://www.pridmoria.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pridmoria/

    • 47 min
    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 20: Hans Chamberlain

    Chaotic Harmony Podcast Episode 20: Hans Chamberlain

    Hans Chamberlain shares his story of growing up in Chula Vista, teaching music on his own for many years, and helping to grow the CVESD music program to its current form. He grew up in a musical family and had many music opportunities outside of school. He's excited to provide access to in-school music opportunities for his students now. He shares some of his ideas for growing programs from the ground up and maintaining a work/life balance.
    Spiccato: Magnatiles
    Round of the Week: The Leaves Turn Gold in the Fall

    Follow us on Twitter!
    Chaotic Harmony — @CHClassroom
    Crystal Pridmore — @FinneyVAPA & @mrsPridmore
    Jonathan Seligman — @mrSeligman
    Marc Keehmer — @mrKeehmer
    Zoe Kumagai — @msKumagai

    Website: https://www.chaoticharmonyclassroom.com
    Instagram: @chaoticharmonyclassroom
    Facebook: @chaoticharmonyclassroom

    Bryan Pridmore is a financial advisor at Mission Trails Financial.
    Mission Trails Financial provides awareness, education and implementation for individuals and businesses looking to navigate their financial pathways.
    As a Fiduciary, the financial advisor is required to act with in the best interest of the client.
    Please setup an appointment by calling (619) 419-0238 or by visiting https://missiontrailsfinancial.com

    Crystal Pridmore is a co-host of Chaotic Harmony Classroom. To see more of what she is doing, visit Crystal Pridmore's home page at
    https://www.crystalpridmore.com

    Production & Equipment provided by Bryan Pridmore with Pridmoria.com
    "Capturing Memories Worth Treasuring"
    https://www.pridmoria.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pridmoria/

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

The Running Music Mom ,

Music educators- check out this podcast!

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite music Ed podcasts. I love how they discuss real questions and concerns we face in the music room but do so in a fun and relaxed way. Thank you for keeping it real and sharing both the struggles and joys of being a music educator!

pjr_100 ,

Very real, fun and informative

I learn a lot from these episodes. You get to benefit from the insight and experiences of several great teachers who are passionate about their students. They have much to share about education in general and arts education in particular. It’s a very relaxed format with humor (and of course some music)!

DAN7IEL ,

Fun and inspiring!

Year two of teaching has just begun and it’s inspiring hearing teachers doing the work and having so much to say that is relatable, understandable, and applicable! ROUND OF THE WEEEK! Is my favorite bit ever and I’ll be singing and utilizing those in my own classroom soon! It’s also great to hear from more Orff educators, at clinics its easy to feel like these Orff masters are a little hard to relate to because of their reputation and experience, but these teachers are sharing the “joys and struggles” You have an Orff brother cheering you on! Sing, say, dance, play!

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