Name your issues

If you have a recurring problem, and you want to get rid of it, identify it. Make it as not-vague as possible. You might encounter something for the first time when you hear a recording where you are flat and dull-sounding, and think “Yuck. I do not want to sound like that.” Make a good […]

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Teaching to the test

When I was a public school music teacher, I joined my colleagues in annoyance with the number of school days spent testing children. With schools’ rankings and “grades” being partially dependent on test scores, administrators are very concerned with getting the highest scores possible. There is a bustling industry around predicting what is on the […]

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