39 episodes

An Urban Music Education Podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experience teaching music in an Urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.

The Score Eric Jimenez & Justin McLean

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 73 Ratings

An Urban Music Education Podcast hosted by Eric and Justin. They provide tips and strategies through honest discussions about their experience teaching music in an Urban setting. The goal is to provide a positive and solution-based narrative to create more effective, compassionate and culturally relevant music educators.

    Ep. 38- Hip Hop Music Ed- Interview: Jarritt Sheel

    Ep. 38- Hip Hop Music Ed- Interview: Jarritt Sheel

    In this episode Eric and Justin get to sit down and speak with Jarritt Sheel, Assistant Professor of Music Education at Berklee College of Music. We deal with the aspect of creating real environments of change in music ed and learning how to educate...

    • 58 min
    Ep. 37- What Message Are We Sending Our Students?

    Ep. 37- What Message Are We Sending Our Students?

    In this episode Eric and Justin discuss the messages we send daily whether on purpose or not. We deal with the aspect of creating real environments of knowing and learning the children we teach. Eric and Justin dig into exact moments that have hindered...

    • 51 min
    Ep. 36- F.I.N.D. Your Brilliance- Interview: Franklin J. Willis

    Ep. 36- F.I.N.D. Your Brilliance- Interview: Franklin J. Willis

    In this episode Eric and Justin get to interview Franklin J. Willis, @fwillismusic, elementary music coach from Nashville, TN. He takes us through his journey as a thriving music educator in various educational settings. He also presents how music...

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 35- Be Willing to Teach Us Too

    Ep. 35- Be Willing to Teach Us Too

    In this episode Eric and Justin discuss the joy and life changing experience of teaching in title 1 schools and urban environments. In our profession the dream for most young music ed students is to land that position at the perfect school. You know the...

    • 42 min
    Ep. 34- White Fragility in Music Education

    Ep. 34- White Fragility in Music Education

    In this episode Eric and Justin discuss the current status of the culture and how the racial lines play a major role in the lives of us as people and educators. We warn everyone that this episode is not about how to escape or ignore the deaths Ahmaud...

    • 55 min
    Ep. 33- What If?

    Ep. 33- What If?

    In this episode Eric and Justin discuss the elephant in the room known as What If? What if we never go back, what if marching season doesn’t happen what if I lose my position? Although those questions are scary and polarizing we discuss ways to navigate...

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

musicgurl3759 ,

Great resource for ALL music educators.

I am an elementary general music teacher in a large city. I think The Score is a great resource for ALL music educators regardless of what level or where you teach. Justin and Eric discuss real issues in music education. They are unafraid to speak the truth that so many educators, not just music educators, need to hear. I enjoy their discussions on music ed philosophy, their stories and experiences from their schooling and careers, and all their tips for practical application in the classroom. Thank you for all you do!

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jbritt94 ,

Love this podcast

I love this podcast. I’m not even a music teacher, but I work in education research at a university. This podcast is on point, relevant, and helpful to educators & researchers as well as community members, parents, and students.

Taylor Rossi ,

The podcast all music educators need

Eric and Justin have the most honest, kind, and thought provoking conversations I've ever heard. As a young educator, this is essential to hear. Actually, these conversations are essential for all educators to hear! Thank you to you both for your time, energy, resources, and expertise.

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