Setting the Record Straight

In this post, Dr. George Hess discusses a way forward for large ensemble classes.  Observing the reactions of music teachers to the events around us, it’s clear many of you are going through the seven stages of grief. Beginning with shock, and followed by...

What We Can Teach

Large ensembles aren’t the only way to teach music. Dr. George looks at some of the possibilities.  eniThere has been a lot of gnashing of teeth lately as reports are coming out that large classes and specifically, ensembles like band, choir, and orchestra,...

Online learning is not our problem

In this post, Dr. George Hess discusses the real reasons we struggled to close out the year.  As you approach the end of this school year, many of you have come to the conclusion that online learning doesn’t work. It’s understandable; your entire year has been...

Five Things We’ve Learned About Online Learning

We’ve now completed our first month online. My university has an unusual schedule in that our two long semesters begin in March and August. So unlike many of you in the US, rather than finding a way to make to the end of the term, we knew from the beginning that we...

Moving a Class Online pt 1

Hi folks, hope you’re doing well and taking good care of yourself.  I know that many of you are completing your first week ever of online learning and the rest of you are prepare to start. There’s a lot of generous offers and plenty of good advice, but...
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