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September 27, 2019
Listen to Part 2 of the conversation between Missy and Connie Greenwood about things to think about when doing parent/child classes for infants and toddlers.
September 27, 2019
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!
July 4, 2019
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.
June 20, 2019
Listen in to Part 1 of a conversation between Missy and John about music in early childhood and how he developed his First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers Curriculum.
June 6, 2019
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!
May 23, 2019
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.
May 9, 2019
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!
May 2, 2019
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April 25, 2019
FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer Chris Anne Powers outlines how she and her district colleagues successfully combine rhythm and tonal units of Conversational Solfege starting in 2nd grade.
April 10, 2019
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!
March 28, 2019
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!
March 14, 2019
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.
February 28, 2019
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.
February 14, 2019
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!
January 29, 2019
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!
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