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Great Music ≠ Fine Art

This week’s episode was precipitated from a post in the Facebook group Music Teachers by an author advocating for the teaching of “fine Art” music as a basis for a “quality” music education. A conversation ensues with guest #musedchat moderator Joe Guarr about an informal and culturally representative pedagogy in our classrooms as an additional path of teaching and learning for music students.

Less Tech » More Mindset

We discuss the value and benefits for learning and personal growth by completing the Google educator certifications. Our guest Theresa Ducassoux shares the process of becoming a Google Innovator. Her project TACET offers strategies and encouragement for music teachers self-care and well-being.

Self-Care and Balance

This episode, and particularly the tone of this season, focuses on identifying the status of the health and well-being of both our students and their teachers. As the academic year comes to an end, typically at a time of summative assessments, festivals, and concerts, Martina gives us an important idea to consider: be "relentlessly kind" with our students.

The Dawn of a new Era

In this episode, Chad and Stephen return for Season 2 in the midst of one of the world’s infectious pandemics in over 100 years: the COVID-19 virus. Every academic institution nearly across the globe has been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Distance/Remote Learning is the new norm as educators scrambled to turn years of curriculum into online modules. This episode attempts to document a state-of-the-state in Education in April 2020.

Copyrights and Copywrongs!

In this episode, Chad and Stephen have a conversation with John Mlynczak of Noteflight/Hal Leonard about copyright in the digital age, and how it can be used with current Learning Management Systems (LMS).


In this episode, Chad and Stephen discuss professional and personal development and moving classroom authority from teacher led to student-led. The Tech Tools of the Week are Music Player for Google Drive and EdPuzzle.


In this episode, Chad and Stephen discuss the “traditions” of the performance-based classroom and how they can be a roadblock to trying new things such as scheduling, performances and implementing the technology. The Tech Tools of the Week are Google Keep and Screencastify.

Two Dudes at a Conference

In this episode, Chad and Stephen discuss how they met on the conference circuit; the difference between Electronics and Technology; and things that stand in the way of adding technology to performance-based classrooms. Be sure to check out the tech tools of the week Flipgrid and Padlet!

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