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That Music Podcast

Each week on That Music Podcast you’ll hear from me, Bryson Tarbet, about what it really means to be a music teacher. Along the way, you’ll hear from friends and colleagues that are able to bring valuable insights into their specialties and share actionable steps to influence our own classrooms in a positive way. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

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15 | Digital Music Teaching with Michelle Rose

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m talking to Michelle Rose about teaching music remotely over the internet. Michelle Rose teaches middle and high school general music and directs the extracurricular virtual band/orchestra and choir at North Carolina Virtual Academy. She is also the director of the International Music Education Summit Virtual Honor Band. Michelle holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Performance (flute) from Elon University and is currently pursuing a Master's in Music Education from The University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a teacher-author and blogger at themusicalrose.com. Michelle has been a presenter at several conferences and has been a guest speaker for pre-service music teachers at colleges across the country. In her free time, she enjoys baking, sewing, and going on walks with her dog Tovy (short for Beethoven). Links and Resources: FREE 5-Day Music Technology Challenge Follow Michelle on Instagram Intro to using Zoom for music teachers Choir Rehearsal in Zoom Band Rehearsal in Zoom Elementary General Music Lesson in Zoom with Nearpod Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Group Nearpod Zoom This episode is brought to you our FREE 5-day challenge all about including technology in the music classroom. Click here to join. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

38mins

25 Mar 2020

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14 | We Are Still All Connected

As many of us transition into teaching remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to offer my support and remind you that we are still all connected through the power of music, even if we aren’t in the same room. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

4mins

15 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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13 | Regrouping After "That Class"

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing a few ways that I regroup and refocus after a particularly rough class. Links and Resources: FREE Music Teaching Portfolio Template Mindfulness in the Music Classroom This episode is brought to you by my FREE editable music teaching portfolio template. Whether you are looking for your first job, or are just trying to find something new, this free template will help you stand out from the rest of the applicants. To grab your easy-to-use template, head over to www.ThatMusicTeacher.com/Portfolio Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

10mins

11 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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12 | My Music Teacher Journey

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing the somewhat unique way that I ended up being a music teacher. Links and Resources: FREE 5-Day Music Technology Challenge This episode is brought to you our FREE 5-day challenge all about including technology in the music classroom. Click here to join. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

15mins

4 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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21 | What I Didn't Learn in Undergrad

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing a few things that I learned about teaching elementary music that I didn’t know when I came out of undergrad. Links and Resources: Start the Year Strong (free webinar) This episode is brought to you by my free webinar on Starting the Year Strong. If you’re ready to take the first step towards a successful year of teaching, head on over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/startstrong to reserve your spot! Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

11mins

13 May 2020

Rank #5

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20 | Remote Learning Check-In

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m taking a step back and looking at the last few weeks of remote teaching. Links and Resources: FREE Music Teaching Portfolio Template This episode is brought to you by my FREE editable music teaching portfolio template. Whether you are looking for your first job, or are just trying to find something new, this free template will help you stand out from the rest of the applicants. To grab your easy-to-use template, head over to www.ThatMusicTeacher.com/Portfolio Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

11mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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19 | Remote Teaching with Katie Wonderly

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m talking with Katie Wonderly about how she has adjusted to teaching remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie Wonderly is a fourth-year teacher, making music with 650 of her favorite musicians in Oklahoma City. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Music Education from Oklahoma City University in 2015 and has completed two summers of master's coursework in Kodály Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma. Katie is a member of The Organization of American Kodály Educators, National Association for Music Education, and the National Education Association. She was recently named the 2020 Putnam City District Teacher of the Year. Katie connects with educators and community members through social media platforms under the username, Ms. Wonderly Makes Music (@mswonderlymakesmusic). She is known for innovatively sharing her journey as a young music educator, featuring favorite resources, classroom decor, lesson ideas, tech tips, and more. Through these platforms, she has been able to share and collaborate with educators across the world. Katie believes every classroom should be a place where creativity, community, and diversity are embraced and encouraged. She strives to teach in a way that ensures every student leaves her room knowing their voice matters, and that they are an essential part of the ensemble. Links and Resources: @MsWonderlyMakesMusic This episode is brought to you by ThriftBooks. To save 15% on your first order PLUS free shipping on all orders over $10, head over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/thriftbooks. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

23mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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18 | Teacher Self-Care with Jackie Sunga

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m talking with Jackie Sunga about different ways that we can make sure we are taking care of our mental health during these unprecedented times. Jackie Sunga is finishing her fifth year as a K-4 music teacher in Fort Worth, TX. She completed her Kodaly certification at Texas State University with the authors of Kodaly Today and El Patio de Mi Casa. She is currently finishing up her life coaching certification with Hungry for Happiness. As a coach, she helps millennial women alleviate anxiety holistically. Links and Resources: @GenuinelyJackie www.JackieSunga.co This episode is brought to you by ThriftBooks. To save 15% on your first order PLUS free shipping on all orders over $10, head over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/thriftbooks. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

35mins

15 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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17 | Little Kids Rock with Melody Oberschlake

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m talking to my good friend Melody Oberschlake about Little Kids Rock. Melody Oberschlake received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2017. During her time at Ohio Wesleyan she majored in vocal music education while also minoring in clarinet and piano. She is in her third year of teaching 5th and 6th grade General Music at Lakeview Intermediate School in the Stow Munroe Falls City School District where she also teaches choir and directs the school musicals. In her free time, she loves crafting, trips to Cedar Point, and spending time with her husband Jonathan and dog Theo. Links and Resources: FREE Music Teaching Portfolio Template Little Kids Rock This episode is brought to you by my FREE editable music teaching portfolio template. Whether you are looking for your first job, or are just trying to find something new, this free template will help you stand out from the rest of the applicants. To grab your easy-to-use template, head over to www.ThatMusicTeacher.com/Portfolio Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

23mins

8 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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16 | Culturally Responsive Teaching with Kelsey Burkett

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m talking to my friend Kelsey Burkett about culturally responsive music education. Raised in Solon, OH, Kelsey D. Burkett is a 2006 Graduate of Capital University, where she majored in Music Education and served as the alto section leader in the renown Chapel Choir.  She completed her Masters of Music in Music Education and Kodaly Certification from Capital University in 2019. In her 14th year of teaching, she has gained a passion for the developing voice and middle school singers. Currently she serves as the Director of Choirs at Hilliard Memorial Middle School, where she directs the 7th Grade Treble Choir, 8th Grade Treble Choir, Blue Notes, and the annual school musical.  Choirs under her direction have consistently received Superior and Excellent ratings and Grand Championships at the District, State, and National Contest levels. In June 2016, the MMS Choirs made their Carnegie Hall Debut as a part of the Songs of Inspiration and Hope Concert under the director of Mrs. Lori Loftus. Ms. Burkett maintains an active singing career, performing with professional ensembles around the city of Columbus.  In March 2020, she was selected as one of ten National recipients as a 2020 CMA Foundation Music Teacher of Excellence.  Her most important job is being Mommy to 16-Month old Harper. Links and Resources: FREE 5-Day Music Technology Challenge Jaguar Choirs Instagram Decolonizing the Music Room This episode is brought to you our FREE 5-day challenge all about including technology in the music classroom. Click here to join. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

34mins

1 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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11 | Anxiety-Free Composition Opportunities

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing some of my all-time favorite ways to sequence composition and improvisation in the music classroom. Composition can be incredibly intimidating to our students, especially if it’s something they haven’t done before. As is true with most things in our classroom, using a sequence that builds upon itself can really help take away some of the anxiety of learning something new. Links and Resources: FREE 5-Day Music Technology Challenge Fall Food Rhythm Cards Rhythm Composition Cards Burger Composition Bundle Ostinato Composition Lesson Plan Chrome Song Maker Lesson Plan This episode is brought to you our FREE 5-day challenge all about including technology in the music classroom. Click here to join. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

10mins

26 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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10 | Building a Program from the Bottom Up with Abby Helbling

So many music educators face the task of building a music program from the bottom up. It can be hard to know what to do in these situations, especially when most of our fieldwork in undergraduate settings are in well-established settings.  My guest this week is my good friend Abby Helbling. Abby is a second-year teacher who has been working hard to rebuild the music program in her current position. In our conversation, Abby shares her story and gives great advice for any music teacher who is trying to wear #AllTheHats and rebuild a music program. Abby Helbling is in her second year of teaching at Hillsdale Local Schools.  She directs four choral ensembles ranging from 5th-12th grade, as well as teaching 5th and 6th grade general music and guitar at the high school level.  Abby has numerous experiences in performing on stage for musicals and choral events.   During her masters degree, she worked for the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, where she was the assistant director for the Chamber Choir for two years.  She has worked and performed with choirs in Europe, as well.  Outside of school, Abby enjoys exercising, reading, musical theatre, and spending time with family, friends, and her cat, Ivan. Abby holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters of Sacred Music with an emphasis in Choral Conducting from the University of Notre Dame. She resides in Wooster, Ohio. This episode is brought to you by ThriftBooks. To save 15% on your first order PLUS free shipping on all orders over $10, head over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/thriftbooks. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

32mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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09 | Low-Stress Performance Planning

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing my personal philosophy on performances in the elementary music classroom. Whether you love it or hate it, performances are a huge part of our jobs as music teachers. If you were to ask 100 music teachers how they plan performances, you’d probably get nearly 100 different answers. Because when it comes down to it, we are all different people, serving different students, in entirely unique situations. This episode is brought to you by ThriftBooks. To save 15% on your first order PLUS free shipping on all orders over $10, head over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/thriftbooks. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

8mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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08 | Technology in the Music Classroom with Katherine Miller

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m joined by the amazing Katherine Miller. Katherine Miller is an elementary music teacher in Waukesha, WI. She proudly teaches Kindergarten-5th grade music as well as serving as a model tech classroom for her district. Incorporating technology into her teaching has allowed Katherine to connect with so many students and other educators. Katherine was recognized as a WPT Education Innovator by Wisconsin Public Television’s Education team in 2018. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Otterbein University and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Antioch McGregor Midwest. Links and Resources: FREE 5-Day Music Technology Challenge This episode is brought to you our FREE 5-day challenge all about including technology in the music classroom. Click here to join. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

35mins

5 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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07 | Fostering a Positive Community in the Music Classroom

Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing about how I strive to create a positive community in the music classroom. A positive classroom environment is incredibly important. In the music room, it can mean the difference between a student feeling confident enough to try something new and refusing to participate. While all teachers begin to craft their own classroom philosophies based on their education, past experiences, and personal differences, I believe there are a few published philosophes that I have greatly drawn on to create my own. Links and Resources: Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management This episode is brought to you by ThriftBooks. To save 15% on your first order PLUS free shipping on all orders over $10, head over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/thriftbooks. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes of That Music Podcast. You can check out show notes and more at www.thatmusicteacher.com. While you’re here, take a moment to join the free General Music Mastermind Facebook group! *This post may contain affiliate links. These links help support the podcast with no additional cost to you! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thatmusicpodcast/support

8mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #15