29 episodes

The podcast is generously sponsored by the FAME organization and centers around the philosophy, programs, and resources of Dr. John Feierabend. You will hear some of the best practitioners and thinkers in music education, including our FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainers and Dr. Feierabend himself. You will learn about First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege, Dr. Feierabend's two most popular classroom programs, as well as how these programs and Dr. Feierabend's philosophy and resources are used in every arena of music education. You’ll encounter discussions about the “real life” of a music teacher, both the challenges and successes. Additionally, you FAME Members will get a "deeper dive" into what was discussed on a few of our shows each season!

The Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Music Teacher Missy Strong

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    • 4.9, 126 Ratings

The podcast is generously sponsored by the FAME organization and centers around the philosophy, programs, and resources of Dr. John Feierabend. You will hear some of the best practitioners and thinkers in music education, including our FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainers and Dr. Feierabend himself. You will learn about First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege, Dr. Feierabend's two most popular classroom programs, as well as how these programs and Dr. Feierabend's philosophy and resources are used in every arena of music education. You’ll encounter discussions about the “real life” of a music teacher, both the challenges and successes. Additionally, you FAME Members will get a "deeper dive" into what was discussed on a few of our shows each season!

    COVID, Look What You’ve Done to Me! | S2E16

    COVID, Look What You’ve Done to Me! | S2E16

    In the final episode of Season Two, Missy chats about the ups and downs of teaching in the age of a COVID-19, especially in the Feierabend-focused classroom. She also interviews 2 of her kids, Jackson and Owen, to hear their perspective as musicians/students during this unique time and place in history.

             

    • 59 min
    Series-Reflections on Conversational Solfege: a Teacher Trainer Perspective | S2E15

    Series-Reflections on Conversational Solfege: a Teacher Trainer Perspective | S2E15

    Missy sits down with FAME Teacher Trainer and FAME President-Elect Emily Maurek to talk about what Conversational Solfege is and why it is such a great program to use with kids who are tuneful, beatful, and artful.

    About Emily Maurek 

     

    Find the book First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk (referenced by Missy in the Ask Me Anything segment) at GIA Publications, Inc.

    • 47 min
    Conversational Solfege in the Real World- Taylor Kurilew Part 3 | S2E14

    Conversational Solfege in the Real World- Taylor Kurilew Part 3 | S2E14

    John Feierabend’s Conversational Program is a phenomenal way to help  your already Tuneful, Beatful, Artful students become musically independent and notationally literate, but it can be challenging for teachers to master the process. In this series of episodes, gneral music teacher Taylor Kurilew asks Missy questions about CS after trying it in her classroom for the first time. In this final installment, Missy and Taylor wrap up the list of Taylor’s Conversational Solfege questions, talking about how a teacher new to CS should approach trying implementing the program once kids are truly ready. They also talk about the challenge of tonal units and discuss how to best prepare for Unit 4, the first Tonal Unit of CS.

    Taylor Kurilew is a native of New Jersey, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University and a Masters of Music Degree in Voice Performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Aside from being in the classroom, Ms. Kurilew has performed in operas and musical theatre shows and has attended operatic training programs from NY to Italy. Taylor is the K-5 general music teacher and choral director at Cedar Hill Elementary School in Basking Ridge, NJ and also teaches voice in the central NJ area. She continues to work on her craft and her teaching career and loves using these experiences and trainings to keep her inspired and share the love of music in every aspect she can, in and out of the classroom to her students.

     



    * Here is the link to the podcast episode with Chris Powers where we discussed how she and her colleagues teach CS tonal and rhythm units simultaneously

    * The Rhythm and Tonal Unit Plan Templates that have been modified by Missy

    * The Conversational Solfege DVD series by Dr. Feierabend 

    • 43 min
    Conversational Solfege in the Real World – Taylor Kurilew Part 2 | S2E13

    Conversational Solfege in the Real World – Taylor Kurilew Part 2 | S2E13

    John Feierabend’s Conversational Program is a phenomenal way to help  your already Tuneful, Beatful, Artful students become musically independent and notationally literate, but it can be challenging for teachers to master the process. In this series of episodes, gneral music teacher Taylor Kurilew asks Missy questions about CS after trying it in her classroom for the first time. In Part 2 of the conversation, Missy and Taylor talk about when and how to start Conversational Solfege, some planning specifics, and the concept of Past, Present, and Future CS Objectives. Make sure to check the podcast page to get the Planning Templates they refer to in the discussion to help make things more clear!

    Taylor Kurilew is a native of New Jersey, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University and a Masters of Music Degree in Voice Performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Aside from being in the classroom, Ms. Kurilew has performed in operas and musical theatre shows and has attended operatic training programs from NY to Italy. Taylor is the K-5 general music teacher and choral director at Cedar Hill Elementary School in Basking Ridge, NJ and also teaches voice in the central NJ area. She continues to work on her craft and her teaching career and loves using these experiences and trainings to keep her inspired and share the love of music in every aspect she can, in and out of the classroom to her students.

     

    CS Unit Plan Overview

    CS Rhythm Unit Plan Template

     

    • 43 min
    Conversational Solfege in the Real World- Taylor Kurilew Part 1 | S2E12

    Conversational Solfege in the Real World- Taylor Kurilew Part 1 | S2E12

    John Feierabend’s Conversational Program is a phenomenal way to help  your already Tuneful, Beatful, Artful students become musically independent and notationally literate, but it can be challenging for teachers to master the process. In this series of episodes, gneral music teacher Taylor Kurilew asks Missy questions about CS after trying it in her classroom for the first time. In Part 1, Missy talks Taylor through an overview of what happens in the 12 Steps of CS. You do not want to miss this series if you are using CS in your classroom!

    Taylor Kurilew is a native of New Jersey, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University and a Masters of Music Degree in Voice Performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Aside from being in the classroom, Ms. Kurilew has performed in operas and musical theatre shows and has attended operatic training programs from NY to Italy. Taylor is the K-5 general music teacher and choral director at Cedar Hill Elementary School in Basking Ridge, NJ and also teaches voice in the central NJ area. She continues to work on her craft and her teaching career and loves using these experiences and trainings to keep her inspired and share the love of music in every aspect she can, in and out of the classroom to her students.

    CS Rhythm Unit Plan Template

    Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher’s Manual

    Feierabend Fundamentals Book

    Conversational Solfege Explained DVD

     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Reflections on First Steps in Music: a Teacher Trainer Perspective with Lindsay Jackson | S2E11

    Reflections on First Steps in Music: a Teacher Trainer Perspective with Lindsay Jackson | S2E11

    FAME Teacher Trainer Lindsay Jackson talks with Missy about First Steps in Music, Dr. Feierabend’s curriculum to help young students become Tuneful, Beautiful, and Artful. Hear what, in particular, this master teacher loves about First Steps.

    Click here for a Bio of Today’s Guest.

    Resources featuring today’s guest:

    First Steps in Music for Kindergarten and First Grade In Action

    Tree Dance Move It!

    Feierabend Fundamentals

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Bbbbmoore ,

Amazing!

This podcast is amazing! I’ve listened to all of them several times! As a newer teacher who was a gen ed teacher asked to teach music it has been a lifesaver! I appreciate all the time and effort you have sacrificed! It has been a great help for me! Thank you!

mzctchr23 ,

YES!

I have listened to several episodes multiple times and always get something new. Hearing John Feierabend discuss how he created his methods and the history is invaluable. Thank you Dr. Strong!!

Open Face ,

A fave

This is one of my favorite music ed podcasts. It also helps that Missy is very familiar with the topics, which allows for the conversation to flow naturally while going into a deep dive from a music teacher’s perspective.

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