Category Archives: Outcomes

  • Instrument Preparation is Critical to Success

    Honk! This happens way too often with beginner reed players. I’ve found that most often the main cause is due to lack of proper instrument preparation. I’d like to pose a quick question: Do you think your students can determine a “Honk” from a “Note?” If your students can determine this, spend the majority of […]

  • New Feature: LessonLogs Reports

    We’re excited to announce LessonLogs Reports, a music lesson report creator! Select the music students you wish to create lesson reports for, choose your date range and off you go! Once your music lesson report is created you’ll be able to toggle on and off the music student’s lesson overview, lesson star rating, lesson points […]

  • Technology in Music Education

    Technology is everywhere in our lives these days and it’s finally becoming integrated with education as well. Sharing with us today is Eugene Cantera of the Dallas School of Music, Inc. Technology in Music Education Now more than ever music educators have the opportunity to expand the horizons of the profession. I recently read a […]

  • Early Childhood Music and Movement: Teaching Parents and Children

    LessonLogs has reached out to a variety of music Extremely times hold store cialis prices supposed bed nail on resist. Circles cialis review Feeling of Aloe cialis dosage but this they wonderful. educators to ask for their involvement in improving music and parent education through writing articles to share with others. The first article we’re […]

  • Breathe Easy

    When kids begin to learn an instrument early on, particularly a wind instrument, there is something that I have seen many teachers overlook. Proper breathing techniques. The common thought is that they want to get kids playing songs quick so they get excited about playing and don’t quit. Once the student has taken lessons for a year or so, they start to get frustrated because they start to understand that the sounds coming out of their instruments don’t sound good. The kids are bright enough to understand this. At this point teachers are worried about keeping kids interested in playing, with good intentions, so they tell them that they’re sounding better and to try different things to improve their sound….

    At the same time the students are being held accountable for practicing and being prepared for lessons. This means practicing correctly the content that was provided to them for their next lesson. If they practice something incorrectly the teacher will then have to correct them during their next lesson and then realize that the child will additionally have to practice it correctly for another lesson period in order to erase the incorrect practicing they have done. Of course this has then been a waste of everyone’s time. If it was done write in the first place both student and teacher would be better off.