Teens See Music Teachers As Role Models

Teens described their music teachers as encouraging, motivating and acting as both role models and friends that can be trusted for listening and giving advice. ~ Shehan Campbell, Patricia. Adolescents’ Expressed Meanings of Music In and Out of...
Director Tips – Sam Fritz – Metronomous

Director Tips – Sam Fritz – Metronomous

We continue this week with tips from Sam Fritz, Director of Bands at Center Grove MS Central. Sam’s ‘high tech’ tip is not so new, but, he uses the tool in a unique way. Hope you are having a great start to the school year!...

Arts Motivate Kids To Stay In School

Students indicate that arts participation motivates them to stay in school, and that the arts create a supportive environment that promotes constructive acceptance of criticism and one in which it is safe to take risks. ~ (Source: Barry N., Taylor K., and K. Walls...

Music Teaches Perseverance

“When a child picks up a violin for the first time, she/he knows that playing Bach right away is not an option; however, when that child practices, learns the skills and techniques and doesn’t give up, that Bach concerto is that much closer. In an increasingly...