• Empowered Music Students,  Sneak Peek

    Pass the Baton Sneak Peek: Virtual Ensembles With Michelle Rose

    In August 2019 I interviewed Michelle Rose, a music teacher at North Carolina Virtual Academy. Michelle and I spoke about an innovative way she was connecting the music students in her cyber school – through virtual ensembles! At the time, this idea was pushing the envelope. Few music teachers could conceive of why virtual ensembles might be worth doing.  And then COVID-19 hit, and our lives as music teachers changed drastically!  As a “sneak peek” to our upcoming book, Pass the Baton: Empowering Students in the Music Room, we are excited to share with you this interview with Michelle Rose. Encore: Virtual Ensembles with Michelle Rose Michelle Rose is a…

  • Empowered Music Students

    Focus on What We Can Do

    Many of us have been in this new “distance learning” phase for a few weeks now – or as A.J. Juliani calls it “emergency remote learning.” Whatever term you use, we’re discovering that it’s not the same. We can’t replicate what happens in our classrooms online. And that’s ok. I think instead we need to focus on what we can do with this time.