Monthly Archives: January 2013

Interpreting Gershwin

Today I took in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  It was so well received!  The student’s listened, discussed, and when it was over, we interpreted.  I asked the kids if they were to draw a picture, translate the music to … Continue reading

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Yes to Drumming Circles!

A couple of months ago, I attended an Alzheimer’s conference since I am now working in a memory care facility.  It was extremely interesting and educational.  The last workshop was a drumming circle.  It was so much fun, relaxing, and … Continue reading

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From Classical to Tu b’Shvat

I keep on thinking about the first week back at school. It was wonderful, rewarding, hopeful, surprising, and more! At the South Florida Jewish Academy, I showed the students an old Tom and Jerry cartoon so they can see how … Continue reading

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From Classical to Tu b’Shvat

I keep on thinking about the first week back at school. It was wonderful, rewarding, hopeful, surprising, and more! At the South Florida Jewish Academy, I showed the students an old Tom and Jerry cartoon so they can see how … Continue reading

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Thank You Tchaikovsky!

One of the schools I teach music at has students that are very difficult and my style is a little cramped because of some rules that I respectively follow. It does make things challenging, which sometimes I welcome, and sometimes … Continue reading

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