General Music

There's lots to talk about with PYP, MYP, and DP Music, but sometimes you need to talk about something more... life-in-the-trenches, if you know what I mean. The nitty-gritties of…

IB PYP Classroom Displays

While there is no "rule" about what needs to be in a music classroom, there actually is an unspoken rule. Here's what nobody will tell you out loud:- Learner profile…

Taiko Drumming

I completed a 5 day intensive drumming workshop with Uzume Taiko, in Vancouver, Canada. It was exhausting, but really good for me and for my musicianship. Why? Because so many…

Cool Ideas

Scouring the Internet Is it only me, or does the internet literally suck you in? There are days when I don't know how I arrived a link, but suddenly I'm…

An Introduction to Play-Along Videos

Yet another reason why I love Musical Futures International (MFI) - they get a whole class playing along. It's a perfect example of differentiation.  Let me just start off by…

Student-Led iPad Orchestra

You know that feeling, in the pit of your gut, that things are on the verge of going pear-shaped? That was me last Thursday night.  It was the Learning2 conference…

Musical Futures

At a local job-alike I attended, an ¬†amazing teacher was telling us about Musical Futures. She said she ran all her classes like workshops and they were extremely hands-on. One…