SEL and MakeMusic Cloud

SEL and MakeMusic Cloud
By Krista Hart and Ted Scalzo

Who can disagree with the idea that students will be more successful in class (and in life) if they can understand and manage themselves; relate effectively to other people and acknowledge their perspectives, and make constructive choices for themselves personally and for the greater social good?

Power Up! The Foundations of Music Literacy, Part 1

Foundations of Music Literacy

Alicia DeSoto & Chris Meredith are currently band directors at Lewisville High School in Lewisville ISD, TX. 

Literacy: the ability to read and write
Music Literacy: the ability to read, write, and play music

What can we do as music educators to develop music literacy in our classrooms, with the same level of detail and care that elementary school teachers pour into their young readers and writers?

Power Up! Step by Step: Building the Foundations for Successful Music Learning

Foundations for Successful Music Learning

It is a musician’s job to synthesize rhythms, note names, pitches, articulations, expressions, sound, and more…all at once. Dr. Anita Collins, who is an educator, researcher, and writer in the field of brain development and music learning, says that “playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full body workout.” Applying all of those skills when you are learning a new piece of music can feel particularly daunting.