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Dale Duncan
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Keeping them motivated at this time of year!
This week, I made a couple of videos to share some ideas about what I'm doing to keep my students motivated as we prepare for our March adjudication. There are two videos. This one  is about 5 minutes long. This one  is a copy of a Facebook "LIVE" video I d...

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When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window
One of my favorite musicals of all time is "The Sound of Music". I never tire of watching it with my students and teaching the lessons it offers us the teach. I've watched more times than I can count.  I know every line.  I've done the Salzburg "Sound of Mu...

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The Winter Months-When the Rubber Meets the Road in your Middle School
January and February can hit a middle school chorus teacher square between the eyes. The dark, cold days can be trying ones.  It isn't easy motivating children to sing when they are struggling with the difficulties of getting back into the daily rigor and r...

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Introducing New Songs to your Middle School Beginners
The moment when you introduce a new song to your middle school beginners is so important. If we don't get them hooked from the start, they shut down and decide they don't like the song.  Then, it's like pulling teeth every time we sing the song. Most of the...

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S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Giveaway
I am giving away the Level ONE of  S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners ! You can enter from 12:00 AM Thursday, January 26th until Friday, January 27th at 11:59 PM. Enter below on the rafflecopter!  Winner will be announced Saturday mor...

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Share your ideas with your peers!
My
first year teaching middle school choral music in public schools was awful. I
have no idea how I made it through.   I
didn’t know what I was doing.   I was
armed with a master’s degree from a very good music school, and I was not good
at teaching choral ...

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Steven Abramson is Presenting S-Cubed to his peers today...
Steven Abramson is hosting a workshop in his district to present the S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program for Beginners! ...and I am hosting a giveaway to thank him! Someone will win the Complete Level ONE bundle! Winner announced tomorrow on my blog...

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The Difficulties of Reading Words and Music for Middle school Beginners
It's a New Year! It is highly likely that we are all teaching new music. Reading music  is so natural for all of us who've completed college degrees and taken piano since we were children.  Like speaking a language fluently, reading music feels natural to u...
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