The podcast is generously sponsored by the FAME organization and centers around the philosophy, programs, and resources of Dr. John Feierabend. You will hear some of the best practitioners and thinkers in music education, including our FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainers and Dr. Feierabend himself. You will learn about First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege, Dr. Feierabend's two most popular classroom programs, as well as how these programs and Dr. Feierabend's philosophy and resources are used in every arena of music education. You’ll encounter discussions about the “real life” of a music teacher, both the challenges and successes. Additionally, you FAME Members will get a "deeper dive" into what was discussed on a few of our shows each season!
Have you ever considered starting infant/toddler and parent classes using First Steps in Music? Then you won’t want to miss the first part of Missy’s interview with FAME Teacher Trainer Connie Greenwood!
In the final episode of Season One, John and Missy continue the conversation about First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers, outlining exactly what happens in an early childhood class and why classes of these type can be so impactful in the musical development of our youngest students.
This week’s podcast (Season 1, Episode 10) will feature a fascinating discussion with Dr. Feierabend about how an elementary teacher can take their Tuneful, Beatful, Artful students and begin to teach them how to successfully sing in harmony. it debuts June 6, so don’t miss it!
Join Missy as she talks with FAME Teacher Trainer Leslie Weaver about some “first steps” in working with the special needs students in your program. Learn about the educators in your building and in the administration who can help you along the way and hear a little about the work Leslie does in her classroom every day.
Missy and FAME Teacher Trainer Lindsay Jackson discuss the ins and outs of hosting Informances for the younger elementary grades. Find out how to offer parents and students a fantastic experience that will help students demonstrate what they’ve learned while also advocating for your program without cutting into your general music class time!
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Join Missy as she and Master Teacher Lillie Feierabend begin a series about moving the learning that takes place in the classroom out and into the homes and broader community of students. Lillie talks about her “Ask Me” sheets, which are a wonderful way to help students become teachers outside of the music classroom!
John and Missy continue their energetic and engrossing discussion as they delve into the remaining “Feierabend Non-Negotiables.” John talks about rote learning as an important requirement for higher order thinking, as well as what he means when he says “any response is the right response.” He then shares some important considerations for teaching notation in elementary school. Don’t miss it!
While there is an inherent flexibility in Dr. Feierabend’s philosophy and programs, in this episode (Part 1 of 2) he describes what have come to be known as the “Feierabend Non-Negotiables” – those principles that, in his estimation, underpin excellent pedagogy and practice in the music classroom.
FAME Teacher Trainers Emily Maurek, Andrew Himelick, and Rachel Grimsby talk with Missy about First Steps in Music, Dr. Feierabend’s curriculum to help young students become Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. Hear about how each of these master teachers came to learn of and embrace John Feierabend’s work and what, in particular, is so appealing to them about First Steps.
John Feierabend and Missy talk about Conversational Solfege, Dr. Feierabend’s curriculum that teaches music literacy with a sound before sight approach. Learn about the 12 Steps of Conversational Solfege and how through it, students learn to become independent musical thinkers!
John Feierabend describes the “8-Part Workout” of First Steps in Music. Learn about the Kodály foundations of FS, how it was developed, and why elementary general music teachers around the globe love this program!