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Providing After School Opportunities For Musicians At All Skill Levels

This week, Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Anastasia Homes, Director of Bands at  San Elijo Middle School  in San Marcos, CA, a city of 95,000 people 30 miles north of San Diego. Anastasia was recently named to the 2022  Yamaha 40 Under 40 list of music educators .  In this episode, we'll find out more about the school's various after-school musical opportunities for musicians at all levels, and we'll also learn about how Anastasia and her... Read More
at Monday, October 24, 2022

Creating A Successful Mentorship Program In Middle School Band

This week Nick Averwater talks with  Anastasia Homes, Director of Bands at San Elijo Middle School  in San Marcos, CA. Anastasia was recently named to the  2022 Yamaha 40 Under 40 list of music educators . In this episode, we'll learn more about the people and ideas that inspired her to be a music educator, and we'll also find out about the unique mentorship program at San Elijo Middle School. Our conversation was recorded on July 8, 2022. It's broken up into two... Read More
at Monday, October 17, 2022

Ideas to Inspire High School Students To Pursue A Career In Music Education

This week, Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Mikaela Littleton, Director of Bands at  Mill Creek Middle School  in Nolensville, TN. It's part of the Williamson County School System, which is just south of Nashville. Mikaela is in her fourth year as a music educator, and in this conversation she shares stories about lessons and mentors during her high school years that made it clear that she was going to teach music. She also talks about some of the things she... Read More
at Monday, October 3, 2022

Great Mentors Are Essential To A Band Director's Early Success

In this episode, Nick Averwater talks with Mikaela Littleton, Director of Bands at  Mill Creek Middle School  in Nolensville, TN. It's part of the Williamson County School System, which is just south of Nashville. This week we'll learn more about Mikaela's early influences that encouraged her to become a music educator, some of the lessons she has learned as she begins her fourth year of teaching, and more. Our conversation was recorded July 29, 2022. It's... Read More
at Monday, September 26, 2022

How Covid Has Affected The Way Students Learn, And How Educators Teach

In this episode we'll be listening to a webinar hosted by Amro Music on August 6, 2022 looking at how Covid has affected the way students learn, and how educators teach. We were joined by Brittany Jerrell from  Stewarts Creek Middle School  in Smyrna, Tennessee, Kim Webb from  Greene County Tech High School  in Paragould, Arkansas, and Ben McLemore from  Lewisburg Middle School  in Hernando, Mississippi. The discussion was moderated by Nick Averwater.   ... Read More
at Saturday, September 3, 2022

2022 Young Directors Bootcamp, Part 2

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode we'll listen to the second half of a panel discussion from Amro Music's Young Directors Bootcamp, which is a chance for band directors who are just starting out to hear from educators who are a few years into their careers. The discussion features Reece Gardner from  Arlington Middle School in Arlington, TN , Emma Lang from  Trenton Rosenwald Middle School  and  Peabody High School  in Trenton, TN, Nathan Anderson... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, August 19, 2022

Amro Music's 2022 Young Director's Bootcamp, Part 1

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode we'll listen to the first half of a panel discussion from Amro Music's Young Director's Bootcamp, which is a chance for band directors who are just starting out to hear from educators who are a few years into their careers. Nick Averwater was moderator of the discussion, which was recorded August 6, 2022.   Podcast Guests Emma Lang Trenton Rosenwald Middle School... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, August 12, 2022

Successfully Supporting and Engaging Students With Exceptionalities in Band and Orchestra

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode Nick Averwater talks with Emily Kelley,  Director of Bands at Southview High School in Sylvania, OH , and author of the new book  Inclusion in Band and Orchestra , which is part of the Maximizing Student Performance series by the Kjos Music Company. Our conversation was recorded July 20, 2022.   Podcast Guest Emily Kelley Emily Kelley  is the Director of Bands at Sylvania Southview High School in Sylvania, Ohio.... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Monday, July 25, 2022

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