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The Beth and Kelly Show: Music Teaching (and Life)

The Beth and Kelly Show: Music Teaching (and Life)

By Beth Fortune and Kelly Clingan

Dubbed “the Beth and Kelly Show” by colleagues, we’re teaching soulmates who love to talk shop and laugh along the way. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have a ton of experience and are willing to ask questions and make mistakes. Subversive in approach, we explore solutions and highlight allies as we continue to move our practice forward.
Theme music by Sean MacCarthy-Grant
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The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Six: Chris Thomas
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Six: Chris Thomas
We talk with Chris Thomas, band director at Bainbridge Island HS, and we dig into his jazz combo curriculum and innovative small ensemble jazz festival. We talk about how “chamber technique” applies across the board for all levels and how it truly is a key tool for making music with anyone anywhere!
01:04:52
November 21, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Five: James Falzone
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Five: James Falzone
This convo with James Falzone, who oversees all programming at #cornishcollegeofthearts  allowed the The Beth and Kelly Show to engage in the big picture dreaming we like to do when we think of how music and arts studies in higher ed could morph to be more and more person-based and reality-based. Cornish is doing some cutting edge things!
01:02:11
October 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Four: Steve Treseler
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Four: Steve Treseler
This show with music educator, performer,  and creativity coach Steve Treseler is still spinning around in our brains. We talk about how imperative it is to teach our students that it is ok and healthy to be creative, and we confront what stops us from doing this as we maneuver within the rigid structures of music education in the US that never really did leave much room for creative decision-making . Unleash your / your students’ inner-artist!
01:04:22
October 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Three: Carol Burton
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Three: Carol Burton
Today’s episode features one of our fave music educators — choral pedagogue and general music specialist , Carol Burton.  So many uplifting words of wisdom, stories, and GEMS to be found in Carol’s narrative. You GOTTA listen! You’re not going to regret it.
53:50
October 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Two: Orlando Morales
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Two: Orlando Morales
We were joined by Orlando G Morales, the Associate Artistic Director and Community Engagement Officer at Seattle’s storied Fifth Avenue Theater! We talk about his remarkable life (as a Filipino American, a pro improvising musician, an arts non-profit community change-maker, certified educator, and arts learning standards expert)! LISTEN TO THIS SHOW! There are some amazing ideas and thoughts unearthed about moving the needle in Music Ed. It is TIME TO ACT! It is time to COLLABORATE!
01:05:32
October 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode One: Season Three Premiere
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode One: Season Three Premiere
We talk about our over-arching philosophy that “the kids can play”  — and how as teachers, we sometimes might inadvertently hold students back from “just playing” because we think we have to go through all kinds of complicated steps and procedures before they “start,” so that they are “ready,” putting learning on a long drawn out (potentially unnecessary) timeline.  Then, we talk about a miraculous camp at Seattle JazzED where kids go from zero to performing in 4 days. 
01:01:50
October 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-three: Season Two Finale-ish
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-three: Season Two Finale-ish
This is our Season Two “Soft” Closer. We unpack the incredibly inspiring NAfME National Assembly, all of the rich topics we dug into last week in DC, and all of the 5-alarm emergencies that are happening in our world making teaching and learning extremely difficult (all while the devastating SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe v Wade happened). This dovetailed into both of us sharing narrative about why teaching “5 shows a day” for 40 years in the public schools is not sustainable for us (nor for a huge and growing cross-section of current and not-yet music educators nation-wide). 
01:05:23
July 16, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-two: NAfME Town Hall
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-two: NAfME Town Hall
As we wrap up what many would consider one of the toughest teaching years on record, it is a great time for secondary instrumental; and choral educators to dream big about ways to utilize the understandings and knowledge we’ve gathered over this trying period about our students, and what really matters. It has been a time of reckoning for many of us as we realize that many of our students (and we) have different needs after all that has happened, yet we are still often obliged to engage in many of the same types of adjudicated events that likely needed an overhaul pre-covid, with unadjusted requirements, and unchanged rubrics. This has to be causing some cognitive dissonance for us as we saunter into the summer. Join Beth Fortune and Kelly Clingan (co-hosts of the popular Music Education podcast The Beth and Kelly Show) and string specialists Dr. Kelsey Nussbaum (University of Washington), and Corie Benton (Cobb County School District) in an interactive discussion and idea-gathering NAfME Council for Orchestral Education Town Hall all about putting the FESTIVE back into student festivals!
01:09:46
June 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-one: David Myers
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-one: David Myers
Today’s guest was Dr. David Myers, chairperson of the Taskforce on the Undergraduate Music Major, and one of the writers of “Transforming Music Study from Its Foundations: A Manifesto for Progressive Change in the Undergraduate Preparation of Music Majors.” We had an EPIC conversation that really started to give us actual hope that the critical transformation of university level music and music education programs — the kind of transformation that then allows k12 music education to ALSO truly evolve — is POSSIBLE! Listen to what David has to say — it’s time for some grand gestures!
01:01:07
June 13, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty: Ruth Boden & Dean Luethi
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty: Ruth Boden & Dean Luethi
Today’s show features “music ed power couple” Ruth Boden (low strings specialist) and Dean Luethi (choral specialist) — 2 amazing music faculty members at Washington State University! We dig in to the life-changing aspects (for our students) of participation in music and the flip-side of the coin: navigating the gauntlet of time-honored structures in music ed that have shown (especially in this era touched by COVID) to sometimes cater to only the super-served, and sometimes even extinguish the deeply personal joy that we as educators KNOW our students can attain.
01:09:03
June 01, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nineteen: Ailisa Newhall
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nineteen: Ailisa Newhall
This episode features an exceptionally inspiring music educator, performer, singer-songwriter, and music education mover/ shaker named  Ailisa Newhall! She is SO aligned with our vision of collectively transforming our practice to focus on the artistic PROCESS and de-emphasize the sports-like mentality of competitive music performance. You will come away with motivation and ideas for making moves of your own — so check it out , and join our coalition!
01:01:25
June 01, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eighteen: Kelsey Nussbaum
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eighteen: Kelsey Nussbaum
In this show we talk with thought-leader Kelsey Nussbaum about ways to shift music education to be more about honoring and building skills in the Artistic Process (over competition, and perfection in performance).  And we “go there” by opening up discussion about Texas. Yes. We. Did.
59:39
June 01, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seventeen: Liana Green
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seventeen: Liana Green
Wobbly internet won't stop a music educator that KNOWS WHERE ITS AT — Liana Green. Empowering kids to love music and giving them the tools to seek it out and make it happen for themselves (even (gasp!) non-trad band or orchestra instruments). If you need a boost of inspiration, check this out. And — be on the lookout for work that Liana is contributing to in our community orgs The Rhapsody Project and Seattle JazzED!
59:14
April 07, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Sixteen: Scott Glasser
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Sixteen: Scott Glasser
“Part Deux” of our assessment discussion with string and Mariachi educator/ music ed pedagogue Scott Glasser . We talk about strategies for building a culture in the classroom where PROCESS is finally valued more than PRODUCT. He shared some interesting ideas for ensuring the ability to provide feedback to students on a regular basis through low-stakes “rough drafts” for playing tests.
01:03:28
March 14, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fifteen: Jenny Stogner Neff
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fifteen: Jenny Stogner Neff
Are you looking at an empty grade book and thinking , “hmm…maybe I should have a playing test…?” We are only BEGINNING the convo about assessment in the music classroom, and what it all means as we emerge form COVID. We kick it off with Music Ed professor and inspiring pedagogue Dr. Jenny Stogner Neff from UARTS!
01:02:26
March 14, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fourteen: Scott Brown
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fourteen: Scott Brown
The one. The only. The amazing. Scott Brown. Roosevelt High School is in the house for our first ever public broadcast!
01:08:13
February 23, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirteen: Megan Huston Vinther
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirteen: Megan Huston Vinther
Megan Vinther teaches in Everett, WA and does it ALL. It's concert/contest season and we dig into being a woman with a baton and the hurdles that come with it. 
01:03:46
February 22, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twelve: Derek Douget
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twelve: Derek Douget
We got the chance to hear from saxophonist and educator Derek Douget , Director of Music Education at the Heritage School of Music, a part of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. 1. You SIMPLY MUST listen to Derek talk about his inspiring approach to teaching kids and reaching them not just with music but with community building, PLUS his amazing story (how he was mentored by and then was the saxophonist in Ellis Marsalis’s band for more than 20 years). And, H. You WILL ABSOLUTELY BE WAY TOO EXCITED to plan your next student travel excursion to the BIG EASY.
57:45
January 29, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eleven: 2022 Welcome to the Dumpster Fire
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eleven: 2022 Welcome to the Dumpster Fire
This week’s show was just Kelly Clingan and I asking YOU: what should we talk about next?!?!! Who should we have on the show to enlighten us in this dumpster fire-within a dumpster fire-within a dumpster fire of a a year? 
57:52
January 20, 2022
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Ten: Reese Tanimura
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Ten: Reese Tanimura
This week’s show was with Reese Tanimura, one of the main organizers of NW Foklife and a huge contributor to all kinds of other arts and culture things in our region. We had a great convo about what FOLKLIFE is (not just a cool festival in Seattle in May), and how it is literally the convergence of everyone/ everywhere/ everything in a community. Our schools and our music classrooms are gardens where Folklife blooms with the type of fruit that changes the course of our students’ lives! What would happen if we decided to identify, and then center the folklife in our midst?
01:06:19
December 24, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nine: Estela Aragon
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nine: Estela Aragon
ATX educator and entrepreneur Estela Aragon is the founder and CEO of two great companies for trumpet learners: MusicFit Academy and Trumpet Headquarters. We dig into the concept of folks like us (music educators with degrees in music ed and/ or music performance) actually making a living as an entrepreneur. Actually making life happen and THRIVING outside of the confines of the classroom walls WHILE STILL SERVING OUR GREATER MISSION of furthering and bettering the structures of what we do — helping others realize their potential in the arts (and specifically music).
01:02:09
December 24, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eight: Lesley Moffat
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eight: Lesley Moffat
We are joined by best-selling author Lesley Moffat for some real talk about the business of choosing to take back our own health and well-being as human beings that happen to be educators for a career during this unprecedented time; so that the health and well-being of our music-learning communities and all the people in them can ALSO flourish!
01:02:18
December 23, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seven: LaSaundra Booth
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seven: LaSaundra Booth
Dr. LaSaundra Booth  (professional cellist, professional conductor, music educator, professor, and founder of the Wake Forest Community Youth Orchestra) tells us her story of building orchestras for youth despite roadblocks at every corner. She charges us with an important to-do list for making our learning space relevant and culturally responsive. 
01:01:45
December 23, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Six: Tits & Tats
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Six: Tits & Tats
On this rare show without a special guest, we get autobiographical in our first #metoo discussion. We open up with the story of how two young tattooed music teacher colleagues (us) who decided to create a music department website that had our new professional headshots on the teacher page were characterized in feedback from the public. You’ll want to listen if you are interested in the sordid details. This is an important and uncomfortable topic to get into. Thanks to our listeners for “going there” with us!
01:00:45
October 27, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Five: Tristan Scroggins & Annie Savage
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Five: Tristan Scroggins & Annie Savage
We are joined by music educator and performer extraordinaire Annie Savage, and one of Nashville’s most in-demand pro mandolin players Tristan Scroggins (who also does a lot of music teaching ).  We open up about deliberately choosing a sober lifestyle in our personal lives and our music teaching and professional performing careers. We are honest about our stories, and what brought us to realize we needed to make a change. And, we’re upfront about about what life is like now. 
01:01:44
October 25, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Four: Jared Cassedy
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Four: Jared Cassedy
We are joined by GRAMMY Award winning music educator and leader Jared Cassedy, the Director of Performing Arts for the Lexington, Massachusetts School District. We talk candidly about why it seems so god-awful hard to do our jobs in this specific moment in time, coming out of the most unprecedented year in education’s history and feeling like we have to revive all the things we used to do pre-Covid (even though some of the stuff we used to do pre-Covid was actually kinda harmful). We talk about strategies for making it through to the other side too — spoiler alert: it’s all about remembering we and our students are human. 
01:04:29
October 25, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Three: Chandra Rampersad
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Three: Chandra Rampersad
Are the all-consuming ways we approach teaching music in high school sustainable? Chandra decided to address this problem head-on.
01:05:31
September 23, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Two: Adam Rupert
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Two: Adam Rupert
Adam shares about his new course "Black American Music" for non-musician high schoolers. Check out this honest discussion about an important curriculum.
01:00:38
September 07, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode One: Liz Harvey, Jennifer Marin, & Carri Rose
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode One: Liz Harvey, Jennifer Marin, & Carri Rose
The Beth and Kelly Show Season Two Premiere! We are joined by members of the Washington Music Educators Association board of directors to talk about our return to the classroom and our State’s updated guidance document. Super Informative, and GREAT perspectives are shared! 
57:34
August 25, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-Five: NAfME Town Hall
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-Five: NAfME Town Hall
It's our Season One Finale and we're joined by former students Maia Nelson, Tate Linden, Sean MacCarthy-Grant, and Mariah Roberson. In conjunction with the NAfME Council for Jazz Education, we talk openly and honestly about the effects our "jazz is for everybody" program had on their creative lives. Extra bonus as we're joined at the end by listeners David Kauffman and Scott Brown.
01:15:26
July 11, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-four: David "Doc" Wallace
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-four: David "Doc" Wallace
Berklee has very purposefully changed the narrative on who can study music in college, on what instruments are acceptable, and on what type of music must be demonstrated to get in. Further demonstrated with The Berklee World Strings, and an extremely cutting edge American Roots degree program (i.e non classical for strings and other instruments) whose grads are making a presence on the airwaves and on the world-wide stage, Berklee not only allows, but encourages cross-collaboration. 
58:35
May 30, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-three: Lisa Linde
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-three: Lisa Linde
Lisa Linde is the ultra inspiring instrumental music director at Newton South HS in Newton Center, Massachusetts. She is ALSO one of the only female band directors whose jazz band has ever played LIVE on the stage of the storied Rose Theater (the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center)for the Essentially Ellington high school jazz band festival/ competition. Listen in as we discuss how this festival is simply beyond comparison, waaaaay at the head of the line in terms of the life-altering experiences students, educators, and audiences receive by participating. We also discuss the lack of female presence in this environment and some ideas that we have, which could potentially start to address this problem if we are bold enough to try them out!
59:03
May 30, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-two: Enion Pelta-Tiller, Renata Bratt, & Darol Anger
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-two: Enion Pelta-Tiller, Renata Bratt, & Darol Anger
We discuss the skills that ACTUALLY help us play music with other humans, and why it is imperative for us as educators to help students bring their own musical interests to life.
01:03:41
May 16, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-one: Peter Briggs
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty-one: Peter Briggs
Peter Briggs is the band director at Lincoln HS in Tacoma, WA and has made a lasting impact on his community by centering students. Music is just the vehicle, folks! 
01:10:35
May 15, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty: John "Adidam" Littlejohn
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Forty: John "Adidam" Littlejohn
Celebrating Episode 40 of the B&K Show with concert violinist, hip hop artist, pastor, and educator John “Adidam” Littlejohn, our neighbor to the north (from Vancouver, BC)! John shares ideas for connecting with communities through really listening; for transforming our teaching, our programs, our schools and our organizations by seeking, welcoming, and honoring new voices and perspectives and talents — listen in for some real inspiration!
01:04:42
May 15, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-nine: Riley Mulherkar & Willem de Koch
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-nine: Riley Mulherkar & Willem de Koch
Today’s guests, members of the ultra creative brass quartet The Westerlies, were Riley Mulherkar and Willem DeKoch. In our conversation, we unpack at length the observation that the creativity/ vision/ intuition/ collaboration aspect of the Artistic Process is the hardest to cultivate in our students. 
01:01:45
April 30, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-eight: Marcus Pimpleton
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-eight: Marcus Pimpleton
We're joined by Marcus Pimpleton, Executive Director for Racial and Educational Justice for Yakima Public Schools. He is also an experienced school administrator AND a band director! Marcus makes the point that these are the things kids want: happiness and pride. He challenges us to focus in on these things and watch the transformation start to happen to our music making communities! 
01:02:53
April 12, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-seven: Shaina Ellis
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-seven: Shaina Ellis
Ever wonder what college music ed majors wish could be a part of the undergrad curriculum? Listen to CWU Junior, saxophonist Shaina Ellis, a student leader in the CWU music program and the CWU JEN Chapter talk with us about what she wishes could be required courses of study. We also get deep into the concept of student teaching (from both the student teacher and mentor teacher perspective). 
01:02:36
April 07, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-six: Anuradha Truax
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-six: Anuradha Truax
Anu shares some courageous ideas, approaches, and mindsets for giving more choice and control to students, which stand to transform and empower their present AND future lives, should we decide to put them to practice! Are you interested in making the most of this unique moment in time and furthering music education? Then listen to this!
01:01:17
April 04, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-five: Sarah Gulish
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-five: Sarah Gulish
Listen in for Sarah’s (quite frankly genius) ideas about approaching a total overhaul of an instrumental music program in a secondary public school setting. Many of us have  thought that change is needed in our “traditional” approaches to teaching music in the public schools...take it from Sarah: It can be done, in super cool ways, and the time is now. 
59:43
March 24, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-four: Rebecca Bowman MacLeod
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-four: Rebecca Bowman MacLeod
ASTA President-Elect and professor of future orchestra teachers at UNC Greensboro, she has worked to ask the tough questions and seek collaborators/ helpers in her mission of person-centered and community-centered music teaching. Check it out (then go make sure your association dues are up to date)!
01:01:38
March 24, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-three: Laura Lehni
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-three: Laura Lehni
This episode is RICH in really valuable culturally responsive concepts and ideas that can bring us closer to serving all students, transforming ourselves as teachers,  AND transforming music education as a whole. This is our charge! And luckily, as Laura points out,  it is not too late to start right now. 
01:04:02
March 11, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-two: Alexis Kim & Jahnvi Madan
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-two: Alexis Kim & Jahnvi Madan
This episode was super special. We get real specific feedback for music education from recent students, who are now studying music in college. It is important to hear what these two young musicians have to say!
01:03:54
March 04, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-one: Ron Gerhardstein
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty-one: Ron Gerhardstein
President-elect of the Washington Music Educators Association joins us to talk about the future of music education. We also put in a good word about keeping all those association memberships going.
01:01:33
February 24, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty: Christopher Hanson & Nathan Rodahl
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirty: Christopher Hanson & Nathan Rodahl
We highlight NAfME's 3-part Orchestra Town Hall series exploring Mission, Models, Methods & Materials. 
01:01:25
February 18, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-nine: Kate Olson
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-nine: Kate Olson
We welcome Kate Olson, multi-instrumentalist, music educator, and creative visionary. We talk about going for it (the word “no” doesn’t exist for this Wyoming native), artistic skill coupled with artistic expression, and a very cool and very accessible program Kate has developed for middle school aged youth focusing on protest music and uke!
01:00:32
February 17, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-eight: Nate Omdal
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-eight: Nate Omdal
Nate Omdal visits from The Musician's Association Seattle, Local 76-493. He's a major force for good in our city. We also reminisce about the importance of hiring professional audio engineers for school concerts. 
01:02:14
February 16, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-seven: Tiffany Kerns
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-seven: Tiffany Kerns
We get down to BUSINESS (that is, the MUSIC BUSINESS) with Tiffany Kerns, Director of the Country Music Association Foundation.  The music industry is a real, successful world, and our students can become the innovative force of the music industry’s future.
01:03:49
February 16, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-six: Chloe Rowlands & Andrew Yee
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-six: Chloe Rowlands & Andrew Yee
We are joined by acclaimed performers, trumpet player Chloe Rowlands and cellist Andrew Yee who share with us about how we can better serve trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming students in our programs. It’s a new year, folks! Let’s set an intention that we are going to make this imperative work a priority in our practice going forward. 
01:01:19
February 16, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-five: Dead Ed
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-five: Dead Ed
We ring in the New Year with four visionary artists, educators, and collaborators who make the case that the Grateful Dead is the “power strip of American music,” and that with our students we need to PLUG IN! Joe Craven, Ari Joshua, Matt Hopper, and Ricky Gene Powell: The Beth and Kelly Show loves you!
52:44
February 12, 2021
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-four: Jesse Nolan & Jazz Education Network
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-four: Jesse Nolan & Jazz Education Network
JEN has great resources for all types of music educators AND students. They have outdone themselves making it easy and affordable to become a member. This is a great org, folks!
01:07:53
December 24, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-three: Michelle McCauley
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-three: Michelle McCauley
In this episode we learn from Native music educator Michelle McCauley who has done so much of the work, maneuvering within our limited euro-centric structure, to help us all understand how to appropriately approach the incorporation of Native culture within our curricula.  We close with a Northern Paiute numbers song that uses the dialect Michelle learned as a little girl. This song is a circle dance song of the Great Basin, composed by Michelle to be used in the classroom. Follow her on Instagram for access to more instructional videos: Thaswrong
59:09
December 14, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-two: JJ Norman
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-two: JJ Norman
Maryland MEA are examining their structures and offerings through an equity lens, and changing them to center process and learning. 
01:03:58
December 08, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nineteen: The Earshot Jazz Festival
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nineteen: The Earshot Jazz Festival
On this special Earshot Jazz episode of the Beth and Kelly Show, we discuss making jazz available FOR ALL of our music students. Congrats to Joe & Kamala!
01:04:48
December 08, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-one: The Hulihans
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty-one: The Hulihans
We're joined by music education power couple Theresa and Chuck Hulihan as we make the case that NOW IS THE TIME to start incorporating the National Music Content Standards. Key takeaway: PROCESS over PRODUCT.
01:04:10
November 28, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty: Clovis de Milo
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twenty: Clovis de Milo
We discuss the importance of integrating Hip-Hop into the world of music education, and spitball ideas about how to do that, all with our new friend Clovis de Milo from Sourcery Records. 
01:02:48
November 27, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eighteen: Kevin Weingarten
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eighteen: Kevin Weingarten
We're talking Music Education at the collegiate level with Kevin Weingarten from the University of Washington School of Music. How can we use design thinking to transform our teaching practice? Kevin demonstrates true ally ship while Beth and Kelly discuss the painful ways that gatekeeping almost crushed their dreams.
01:07:11
November 13, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seventeen: Sammy Miller (of The Congregation)
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seventeen: Sammy Miller (of The Congregation)
Sammy Miller, and everything he touches, is drenched in sincerity. Tune in and find out how to engage with this awesome human, his music, and his band. info@thisisplaybook.com
01:05:24
October 29, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Sixteen: Tom D'Angelo
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Sixteen: Tom D'Angelo
Joined by our very good friend and Hawks-watching (and wings eating) pal Tom D’Angelo — a former Roosevelt Jazz student (the self-appointed transition director in Scott Brown’s first year of teaching at RHS taking over for the legendary Waldo King), AND former parent of a Roosevelt Jazz student! We talk about inspiring mentors in our lives (Scott and Robert Knatt), and we talk about the many ways teachers and parent boosters can form productive and positive alliances that sometimes result in lifelong friendships. 
01:04:38
October 23, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fifteen: Courtney Rowley
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fifteen: Courtney Rowley
We debrief about our all day zoom camp that focused on decolonization and making the Ballard H.S. music department more culturally responsive with guest Courtney Rowley (Choir Director at Ballard High School) . During camp there were lots of learning moments; and we had tough conversations. Camp was like a turbulent flight that landed safely and we're ready to do it again with your students!
01:07:53
October 17, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fourteen: Walter White
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Fourteen: Walter White
"Make it Work", "Go with the Flow", and other words of wisdom from Walter White, the best music sub around. This week we focus on what we can do to help our music subs, how we can prepare our students to have a sub, and other strategies for welcoming new friends into our music classrooms. 
01:08:21
October 06, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirteen: Sophia Enriquez & Travis Stimeling
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Thirteen: Sophia Enriquez & Travis Stimeling
We're joined by Appalachian specialists Sophia Enriquez and Travis Stimeling who help us unpack jamming in the Bluegrass/Oldtime circles. We discuss making our music scenes and classrooms welcoming and more inclusive, drawing upon Appalachian traditions as inspiration. 
01:06:36
September 25, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twelve: Jared Tanner
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Twelve: Jared Tanner
We discuss fancy tech devices....like why?....AND arranging on the fly (no Finale allowed). Super funny music teaching stories too! 
01:03:50
September 20, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eleven: Pam Ivezic & Jessica Staire
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eleven: Pam Ivezic & Jessica Staire
It's the first day of school in Seattle and we're talking with two thought leaders in our District, Pam Ivezic and Jessica Staire. We talk candidly, as always, about the tremendous and necessary work that it will take to truly understand and then dismantle the detrimental systems and structures within music education. 
01:07:19
September 16, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Ten: Ashley Shabankareh
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Ten: Ashley Shabankareh
We talk through some methods that give students space and agency to explore their musical goals. Using a "show and tell" type format to uplift student voices, encourage intersectionality, and create online community. Ashley proposes the idea of using accountability partners to give ourselves strength when engaging in "call in" culture. Yeah, she's a genius.
01:08:06
August 29, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nine: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Nine: Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons
We lean into Ben & Joe’s Rhapsody Project, specifically their current work with student Heritage, to inspire curiosity in our students. Music is not only an academic pursuit, but one of history, emotion, and connection that is enhanced by our unique voices and stories.
01:00:32
August 21, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eight: Annie Savage
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Eight: Annie Savage
"YOU are where IT'S at" and other thoughts on courageous collaboration, throwing out the script, the myth of meritocracy, martyrdom, and augmentation not substitution. Celebrate our first day of teacher clock hours with the most Savage of string specialists, Annie!
01:08:41
August 09, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seven: Chris Mena
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Seven: Chris Mena
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and decolonization: Chris Mena helps us understand the meaning of these words and how they relate to our music classrooms. Also, clock hours and a free Miep-made "and off" button coming to you next week!
01:03:54
August 02, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Six: Daniel Hershman-Rossi
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Six: Daniel Hershman-Rossi
Beth and Kelly connect with their former student teacher turned General Music superstar Daniel Hershman-Rossi. As a rule, we question everything about our practice. It's exhausting, but the heavy lift is on us! Come and get it folks.
01:07:30
July 29, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Five: Put Down the Plexiglass!
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Five: Put Down the Plexiglass!
We discuss the just released "Performing Arts Aerosol Study" and the need to ignore it and enjoy the summer. Drop your ego, drop your fear, and come along with us through the grieving process. We need to be mentally prepared to start online learning in the fall for our own health and for the good of our students. 
01:02:45
July 19, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Four: Jovino Santos Neto
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Four: Jovino Santos Neto
"The notes on the page are the shadow of the music." Composer, musician, educator, and conductor Jovino Santos Neto teaches us all how to live a creative and musical life, filled with joy and hope. 
01:05:23
July 10, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Three: Makin' it Happen
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Three: Makin' it Happen
We just don't know what the fall will bring, so let's say "yes" to new curriculum, combinations of students, and collaboration. It'll be fun and you'll foster life long music making.
01:03:37
July 08, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Dos: Collaboraysh
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode Dos: Collaboraysh
Teaching soulmates discuss a commitment to collaboration and honesty (with themselves and students) and the positive effects it had on their music department.
01:04:45
July 08, 2020
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode One: 1 + 1 = 3
The Beth and Kelly Show Episode One: 1 + 1 = 3
Brought to you by fizzy water and laughter. Beth and Kelly discuss the history of Seattle's Washington Middle School music and how identifying your values as a teaching team can help you propel your vision forward.
01:04:57
July 08, 2020