27 episodes

The Music Educator Podcast is about analyzing, nurturing and discussing what takes place in the music classroom as it relates to 21st-century education. This podcast compliments the educational vision of The Music Educator Blog which can be found at www.4themusiceducator.com. This educational media is intended for music educators, students, and professional learners.

The Music Educator Podcast Bill Stevens

    • Self-Improvement

The Music Educator Podcast is about analyzing, nurturing and discussing what takes place in the music classroom as it relates to 21st-century education. This podcast compliments the educational vision of The Music Educator Blog which can be found at www.4themusiceducator.com. This educational media is intended for music educators, students, and professional learners.

    TME Podcast, Season 2, Ep 20: 15 Relevant Educator Questions to Strengthen Student Enjoyment in Class

    TME Podcast, Season 2, Ep 20: 15 Relevant Educator Questions to Strengthen Student Enjoyment in Class

    This podcast episode is an opportunity to highlight a teacher’s internal dialogue to improve their teaching.  That is to say; some teachers go into their classrooms cold, void from thoughtful planning, it is essential to carefully give thought to our teaching strategies so that students get value and enjoyment from our instruction. 

    Above all, reaching your students is a top priority in your value as an educator. Subsequently, it takes time to be able to answer and implement solutions.

    • 10 min
    TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 19: 9 Approaches to Care and Protect Marimbas

    TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 19: 9 Approaches to Care and Protect Marimbas

    The marimba is a beautifully sounding mallet percussion instrument. Sadly many music educators do not possess the proper training and experience it takes to care and protect this magnificent instrument. Kevin Lucas’ article, “How to Protect and Care for a Marimba” from the School Band and Orchestra magazine, October 2019, is the basis for this post. Kevin shares and recommends approaches on how to care and transport this fantastic instrument. This article will summarize and recognize the benefits of..

    • 5 min
    TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 18 - 9 Common Problems for the Flute

    TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 18 - 9 Common Problems for the Flute

    Musicians experience inherent instrument challenges. The flute is no exception. In “9 Common Problems for the Flute,” we will identify what barricades musicians from perfecting their musical craft. These common problems include tonguing, air, control, fingering and other mechanical facets of the flute.

    • 5 min
    TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 17 - 6 Productivity Enhancing Activities for Teachers

    TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 17 - 6 Productivity Enhancing Activities for Teachers

    “6 Productivity Enhancing Activities for Teachers” is a reflection on the critical points in Elisa Janson Jones’ article “Want Maximum Productivity and Progress? Do this” from the SBO September 2019 magazine. Jones wants us to reflect on our morning rituals. Studies show us how important the beginning of our day is. We often start meeting the demands of others rather than starting the day with activities that help us invest in ourselves, such as meditation, reading, recall, and writing a journal..

    • 5 min
    TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 16 Understanding the Trumpet Mouthpiece

    TME Podcast Season 2 Ep 16 Understanding the Trumpet Mouthpiece

    A huge factor in determining the success of your trumpet player’s performing potential is subject to their choice in mouthpieces. Elements such as the rim, cup, throat, shank, and backbore influence what the mouthpiece is capable of doing. The mouthpiece construction of metal and plastic contributes to the overall quality of the trumpet sound. If you consider the possible combinations of how these elements may be combined, you have thousands of options.

    • 9 min
    TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 15 Tips for Brass Tone Production

    TME Podcast Season 2, Ep. 15 Tips for Brass Tone Production

    The number one most important musical element in performing is quality tone production. In this post, we will discuss issues and tips for brass instrument tone production. Each instrumental family produces sound in different ways. It is helpful to review what is necessary to create a fantastic tone, whether it is to create the perfect buzz, manipulate how to breathe, or change the mouthpiece pressure. A characteristic sound instantly sets apart the impact a brass musician has...

    • 12 min

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The Music Educator Podcast offers excellent and practical advice for growing and maintaining a strong music program while engaging students and the community. I look forward to seeing what's in store in future episodes!

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