The Free Music Ed Podcast covers issues relevant to music and music education. Beginners to professionals will enjoy this podcast that touches on such musical topics as choosing and instrument, managing music classes, and interviews with professional musicians. Brought to you by Freemusiced.org.
Ep. 43 Going from High School Student to College Music Major
This week we are releasing the first episode recorded in front of a live audience. During the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February 2014 I was privileged to be the moderator of a panel of college deans and professors. This panel answered questions regarding majoring in music and we gave advice including information about degree plans, reasons for majoring in music, and time management.
The panel included:
Dr. Robert Tucker - Hardin Simmons University
Dr. Marylynn Flecher - Victoria College
Dr. John Scott - North Texas University
Dr. David Scott - Texas AM Commerce
Ep. 42 Gannon's Repair Corner - Band Instruments
Nothing worse than when an instrument breaks, so lets learn how to fix them. This week we talk about easy repairs band directors can make and what tools to keep on hand.
Ep. 41 About Suzuki, Kodaly and Rote Teaching
While they are all different methods of teaching music Suzuki, Kodaly, and Rote teaching share some similar characteristics. In this episode our hosts sort out these methods, their similarities, and their differences.
Ep. 40 Does Musical Talent Exist?
On the one year Anniversary of the FreeMusicEd Podcast, we examine one of the oldest questions in music education. Is musical talent a real thing? Is it something you have or don't have, or do you develop it. We also look at tone deafness and rhythm deafness.
Ep. 39 Tech Company - Musicopoulos w/Con Eliopoulos
This week we interview the music education technology company Musicopoulos with their founder Con Eliopoulos. This company is responsible for excellent music education apps including a metronome, ear training application, an innovative vocal warm up app, and a music theory ipad training course.
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Ep. 38 Teaching Brass and Improvisation w/Dr. Dave Wilken
Journey into the world of Jazz improvisation and brass embouchure this week with Dr. Dave Wilken of wilktone.com. Dave studied at Illinois Wesleyan University and DePaul University. He also directs community ensembles, performs as a freelance trombonist, and composes/arranges.
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