83 episodes

The Music Ed Mentor Podcast, hosted by Elisa Jones, is a podcast about the challenges -- and solutions -- that music teachers encounter in their every day lives. Episodes feature a variety of guest educators who offer tips to fellow teachers. The Music Ed Mentor Podcast is sponsored by SmartMusic.

The Music Ed Mentor Podcast A podcast for music educators

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 33 Ratings

The Music Ed Mentor Podcast, hosted by Elisa Jones, is a podcast about the challenges -- and solutions -- that music teachers encounter in their every day lives. Episodes feature a variety of guest educators who offer tips to fellow teachers. The Music Ed Mentor Podcast is sponsored by SmartMusic.

    Episode 81: Communication Collaboration With Pete Hazzard

    Episode 81: Communication Collaboration With Pete Hazzard

    In this episode, I am so pleased to bring on a district fine arts administrator with a long career in music education, arranging, and composition. Pete Hazzard is passionate about helping music teachers (and all teachers) really learn how to better collaborate and communicate. We're going to share some tips for how to work more effectively within your schools, how to build rapport with your co-workers, and all of the many rules you have to follow to keep students safe.

    • 37 min
    Episode 80: Becoming Fearless And Confident With Jeff Nelson

    Episode 80: Becoming Fearless And Confident With Jeff Nelson

    Today’s episode addresses performance—not just standing on a stage or playing for a camera, but the little performances we have to do all of the time, this ubiquitous visibility in the digital world that is far beyond what we experience in the in-person world.

    • 50 min
    Episode 79: Upbeat Mindset in Downbeat Times

    Episode 79: Upbeat Mindset in Downbeat Times

    Dr. Matthew Arau is the founder of Upbeat Global, an organization that aims to inspire positivity through leadership and music throughout the United States and around the world. He joins me in today’s discussion as we share what helps us weather our storms with a peaceful heart, and to find joy every day.

    • 39 min
    Episode 78: The Secret To Happiness If You're Struggling With Online Learning

    Episode 78: The Secret To Happiness If You're Struggling With Online Learning

    The secret to happiness can be hard to uncover amidst the uncertainty of this back to school season. So for this episode, I sat down for a candid, casual conversation with my good friend Michelle Rose to talk about just that.

    • 36 min
    Episode 77: Predicting The Future Of Music Education

    Episode 77: Predicting The Future Of Music Education

    Today I bring on Bob Morrison—one of the most influential people in music education—to join me for this conversation about the future. We’ll discuss the data being collected now that will help us make smart decisions for us and our students. If you want to know what the future of music education should be and will be, this is the episode for you.

    • 46 min
    Episode 76:Choral Techniques for the Non-Chorally Trained Teacher

    Episode 76:Choral Techniques for the Non-Chorally Trained Teacher

    I bring on the formidable and inspiring Christine Bass—one of the most prolific adjudicators and clinicians in the coral world (and for good reason). If you're looking for practical ways to improve yourself as a singer, and improve your students as singers, you won't find a more practical approach than what she will provide in this episode.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Music Teacher 4❤️ ,

Love this podcast!

Elisa is an amazing mentor and this podcast is so helpful for music teachers!

Thomas R Graham ,

Fantastic Resource

I recently discovered this podcast from Elisa’s interview on Everything Band with Mark Connor. I love the practicality of the subject matter and her commitment to serving the profession. I would recommend this podcast as an essential resource for any music educator!

Westbanddirector ,

Excellent work, Great atmosphere

I love the content and the honest and inquisitive way its presented.

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