Friday, October 13, 2017

CAPMT 2017 state conference my session handout and video clips 1 - Parenting Types

Here is the handout for my session Parental Support: A Key Element to Music Learning Success at the CAPMT State Conference!

Video clip of understanding "Parenting types" - Bear/guardian. Just like understanding our students' learning patterns and our teaching styles, it is beneficial to learn various parenting styles for better communication.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CAMPT State Conference in Fresno!!

So honored to present again for the CAMPT State Conference in Fresno on 10/14 Sat 11 am. If you are in the area or happen to visit the beautiful Yosemite National Park, come to join us!!

My topic "Parental Support: A Key Element to Music Learning Success" So look forward to vivid discussions with other teachers on this subject!!  Session contents include:
  1.      “Parenting a music student 101” which addresses at-home practice, parents’ expectations and concerns
  2.      "Hall of Fame Music Apps" that ease non-musician parents burden when assisting their children’s learning
  3.      Pros and cons of parents’ involvement in the lesson
  4.      Answers to common parents’ FAQs

I will share the handout on the day of the presentation 😄

Fun Music Theory/History/Listening App Part III

Want your students to know more about classical music composers, their backgrounds, timeline, and compositions? These two apps are designed to help your students access that information with lots interactive features. 

Informusic -Classical Music History & Composers by Informusic
This is an excellent app for high school and music students, and even teachers to gain cross-reference about composers' works and bios. You can search the composer based on the timeline or the names. They have listed each composer's bio with a historic background, representative works, and even provide sheet music to go with the music examples!!

It is such an informational app that serves as a teaching aid to both private lessons as well as music appreciation and history class.

My First Classical Music App HD by Naxos Digital Services Ltd.

Absolutely adore this fun interactive app! Not only my students enjoy it, their families too!! it is so relatable to daily life and easy for my students to make connections with. you can either listen to or read it. 

It provides a huge amount of information with categories of When?Where, People (composers), and Instruments. Some of the trivia is very interesting and engaging. For example, Classical Music is often played in outer space to wake astronauts from their sleep on the space shuttle.

Overall, this app is like a classical storybook with interactive features. It is the perfect introduction to classical music for students age 4 and older. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fun Music Theory/History/Listening App Part II

If you have students who like to learn the proper way of pronouncing music terminology/symbols or those who still call bass clef "left hand", this is a fun app to shovel and learn 50 basic musical notation symbols plus bass and treble clef notes at home or in lessons!

Musicnotes Decks: Music Flash Cards by Musicnotes

There are two modes, "Flashcard mode" (card view) where the symbols are shown but titles and definitions are hidden until you want to see them. "List mode" (list view) allows you to flip through the symbols in an easy-to-browse list for use as a music notation resource. 

Fun fact: you can shake the iPad and the card deck will re-shovel again for a new one to play!