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That Music Podcast

That Music Podcast

By Bryson Tarbet
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.
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46 | What I Wish I Knew Before Teaching
There are SOOOO many things I wish I knew before I walked into my music classroom. In this week’s episode I share a few of the things I truly think would have been a game-changer had I known before I started teaching music. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE copy of the Elementary Music Newbie Guide
12:03
May 26, 2021
45 | This Episode is all About YOU
This week I’m stepping back and thanking YOU for all of the hard work you have done this past school year. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE copy of the Elementary Music Newbie Guide
08:25
May 19, 2021
44 | You've Got the Job: Now What?
Today I share a few steps that you should take once you accept a teaching position. Whether it is your first position, or you’re moving onto something new, there are so many things that you need to do to help set yourself up for success. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE copy of the Elementary Music Newbie Guide
09:18
May 12, 2021
43 | Inclusivity: Thoughts from a Music Teacher
A lot has happened in the past few days in my professional and personal life that has made me think about what it means to be inclusive in my classroom. I’m not going to lie and say that the past few days have been easy. But I’ve been reminded why it is important for me to be an agent of change. I’ve been reminded why it is important for us as educators to stand up against the system sometime and advocate for our students. All students deserve to feel safe, seen, and valid in the music classroom. Hard stop. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE copy of the Elementary Music Newbie Guide
08:29
May 5, 2021
42 | Ideas for the End of the Year
This week we talk about some ways to keep students (and ourselves) engaged at the end of the year! Links and Resources: Grab your FREE copy of the Elementary Music Newbie Guide
14:47
April 28, 2021
41 | Building Relationships in the Music Classroom with Katie Holbrook
In this episode I share a conversation I had with Katie Holbrook about how we as elementary music teachers can build meaningful relationships with our students. Katie Holbrook is a Georgia-based third year music teacher and creator of 130 Music. She firmly stands on the belief that music is vital to a well-rounded education and seeks to integrate music with other subjects. Her heart is in serving others, as she works to empower other music teachers and, in turn, their own students. She has presented at state conferences, and works with other teachers and teacherpreneurs to support both groups in their journey. Music is healing, and Katie seeks out opportunities to use music in our social toolbox. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Follow Katie on Instagram The 130 Music Blog
31:11
April 21, 2021
40 | What Happens to the Teenagers? (with Lesley Schultz)
In this episode I share a conversation I had with Lesley Schultz about the fate of our teenagers after they leave our classrooms. Lesley shares her experience with teaching general music at the secondary level and how we as elementary music teachers can work together to help better serve our students. Lesley Schultz currently teaches Secondary General Music and Orchestra at Princeton City Schools (Cincinnati, OH).   She earned her Bachelors of Music Education from West Virginia University and her Masters of Music Education from Ohio University. Lesley is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator.  Lesley keeps an active performing schedule around the state of Ohio, performing with several regional symphonies on viola. She is a member of TI:ME (Technology In Music Education) and serves as the Ohio Chapter President and on the National Conference Committee.  Lesley is a columnist for SBO Magazine.  In her copious amounts of spare time she enjoys knitting, watching West Virginia Mountaineer sports and spending time with her family and making TikToks about her cats. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE Elementary Music Newbie Guide Lesley's Blog Music for Teens Podcast
40:29
April 14, 2021
39 | Creating an LGBT-Inclusive Music Classroom
In this episode I share some ways that you can make your classroom more LGBT-friendly. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs!
14:58
April 7, 2021
38 | Rachel Ammon's Music Teacher Journey
In this episode, I share my conversation with Rachel Ammons on her music teacher journey. Rachel Ammons is a music educator in Central Ohio. Currently, she grades 2nd through 12th. She was a substitute teacher for three years after obtaining her Bachelors in Music Education from Ashland University in 2016. Before taking a full time teaching position, she was an Assistant Marching Band Director in 2018 and a building substitute in 2019. She now teaches at an independent school for students with learning differences (including ADHD and Dyslexia). When she’s not teaching, Rachel enjoys reading, crocheting, and playing video games with her husband, Jim. I absolutely loved being able to chat with Rachel. She shares so many wonderful insights into music education and her journey to become the music teacher she is today. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Follow Rachel on Instagram Rachel’s Posts on the That Music Teacher blog Check out Rachel’s Blog
28:47
March 31, 2021
37 | Charissa Duncanson's Music Teacher Journey
In this episode I share a conversation with Charissa Duncanson on her music teacher journey. Charissa Duncanson (kuh- rih-suh dung-kin-sen) has taught K-5th grade general music in the Metro Detroit Area since 2014. Born and raised in Michigan, Charissa began her musical journey in elementary school. Throughout her childhood Charissa participated in choirs, bands, and theatre within her community and schools. She earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Education from Wayne State University and currently teaches at Blackwell K-8th Grade Institute in Detroit Public Schools. As a professional, Charissa has presented locally and internationally at conferences and PD workshops. Being an avid advocate for music education, Ms. Duncanson has served on multiple boards for music education associations including MMEA Michigan, Detroit Orff Schulwerk Association, and The American Orff Schulwerk Association. In her spare time Charissa loves to craft and go on walks with her husband and dog, Maizey. I absolutely loved being able to chat with Charissa. She shares so many wonderful insights into music education and her journey to become the music teacher she is today. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Follow Charissa on Instagram Follow Charissa on Facebook Charissa’s Website
48:27
March 24, 2021
36 | Katherine Miller's Music Teacher Journey
In this episode I share a conversation with Katherine Miller on her music teacher journey. Katherine Miller proudly teaches Kindergarten-5th grade music in Waukesha, WI as well as serving as a model tech classroom for her district. In 2018, she was recognized as a WPT Education Innovator by Wisconsin Public Television Education. Katherine holds a Bachelor of Music in Education degree from Otterbein University (Westerville, OH) and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Antioch McGregor Midwest (Yellow Springs, OH).  The training she received gave her a firm foundation in leading a Kodály-inspired classroom. She also loves to incorporate technology as another tool students can use to be their most musical selves. In her free time, you can find Katherine with a good book, a great travel companion or her chocolate Lab. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Follow Katherine on Instagram Technology in the Music Classroom with Katherine Miller
28:49
March 17, 2021
35 | Anne Mileski's Music Teacher Journey
In this episode I share a conversation with Anne Mileski on her music teacher journey. Anne Mileski is an elementary music specialist in Eastern Washington. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy, Music Learning Theory Elementary General Level I, and has completed coursework in Dalcroze Eurythmics. She is a regular clinician at local chapter workshops, state music conferences, and has presented at both the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and Organization of American Kodály Educators national conferences. In the summers, she has served as a pedagogy instructor for Kodály teacher education programs at both the American Kodály Institute at Loyola Maryland, and the Plano ISD/SMU Kodaly Certification Program in Dallas Texas. Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Bill Campbell and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University where she studied with Tom Booth of the Dallas Symphony. She has performed on trumpet with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony. In addition to her applied music studies, Anne holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University. Prior to relocating to the pacific northwest, she completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. She served as an associate instructor for the music education department, both as a supervisor for student teachers and as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses. Also while at IU, she conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir. Anne currently serves as a conductor for the Spokane Area Youth Choruses, and founded the ABC early childhood program for young singers through SAYC. She presents regularly at local, state, and national workshops and conferences, on topics including purposeful movement and curricular sequencing in the elementary classroom. She is the founder of anacrusic.com and The Anacrusic Podcast, where she helps music teachers get more intentional with their teaching through trainings, custom curriculum, and weekly podcasts. Links and Resources: Follow Anne on Instagram AnneMileski.com
35:55
March 10, 2021
34 | Taylor Nardone's Music Teacher Journey
In this episode I share a conversation with Taylor Nardone on his music teacher journey. Taylor Nardone is an elementary music teacher based on the eastern shore of Massachusetts. Passionate about giving each student an equitable opportunity to build a love and joy of music, he consistently strives to blend the newest teaching techniques into his practices through technology, movement exploration and music production. Taylor is currently in his fourth year of teaching general music and chorus. Links and Resources: Save 15% on used books with Thriftbooks Follow Taylor on Instagram Follow Taylor on Youtube
30:16
March 3, 2021
33 | Where do we go from here?
This week we’re gonna keep it real. This year has been so hard. In this week’s episode I reflect on my last couple of months teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. My music room has been silent for 83 days. During that time all of my students were receiving music asynchronously at-home. I was able to “push in” to the homeroom classes for five minutes a week, but that wasn’t cutting it. This past week we came back in a schedule that allows music to return to the music classroom. I have been thinking a lot about the music making we were able to experience this past week, and wanted to share my thoughts. Links and Resources: Save 15% on used books with Thriftbooks
10:05
February 24, 2021
32 | Becoming a Children's Book Author with Vicky Weber
In this episode I chat with Vicky Weber about her journey as a music educator and a children’s book author. Vicky Weber is a musician and an elementary educator with a love for children's literature. While she has taught a variety of grade levels, primary level education is where her passion lies. It has long been a dream of hers to teach children through the magic of books and she hopes you love reading her works as much as she loved writing them. I absolutely loved being able to chat with Vicky. If you have not seen her books, I cannot recommend them enough! They are perfect for reinforcing and introducing various musical concepts! Links and Resources: Save 15% on used books with Thriftbooks Follow Vicky on Instagram Follow Vicky on Facebook Vicky’s Website
25:17
February 17, 2021
31 | Books in the Music Classroom with Meghan Kennedy
In this episode I chat with Meghan Kennedy about using picture books in the music classroom. Meghan Kennedy is in her fourth year of teaching elementary school music. She has taught elementary general music (K-5) and chorus (3-5) for the past 3 years in Georgia. Before moving to Georgia, she taught elementary general music and band in New Jersey where she grew up and began her music journey with the flute in the third grade. Meghan attended the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College for her Bachelors in Music Education. While in college, Meghan spent her summers earning her Level I, II and III Kodaly Certification from Westminster Choir College. Through these experiences Meghan discovered that her passion for teaching lies in Elementary Music, which is where she feels she can be the most creative with her students. This passion for elementary music education mixed with her joy in connecting with other educators led Meghan to create her music teacher instagram a few years ago. You can follow along with Meghan @musicmrsk where she shares daily life as a music teacher, lesson ideas, materials and book recommendations (these are shared weekly in a series called "Music Book Monday"). She has also shared a series of rhythm call and response and play along videos on her YouTube channel MusicMrsK, which was created as part of an effort to create more free online resources for music educators in Spring 2020. In conjunction with her social media presence, Meghan loves working on her TeachersPayTeachers store in her free time, Music Mrs K. Her store features elementary general music curriculum, lesson plans, and both digital and printable lesson materials. Meghan loves connecting with other music educators online as Music Mrs.K! Links and Resources: Save 15% on used books with Thriftbooks Follow Meghan on Instagram Follow Meghan on Youtube Music Mrs. K TPT
27:53
February 10, 2021
30 | Culturally Responsive Teaching with Darlene Machacon
In this episode I share my conversation with Darlene Machacon about how we can be sure we are respecting the identities of our students by allowing our curriculum to allow all students to feel seen and accepted in our music classrooms. Darlene is a TK-6th grade elementary music educator, chorus director, private piano teacher, and podcaster in southern California. Her experiences include designing curriculum, directing studio music programs, leading professional development, and training new teachers. She is passionate about creating student-centered learning environments and is a firm believer in “knowing better, doing better”. She holds two Bachelor’s of Music degrees in Music Education and Piano Performance from Biola University and is currently pursuing a Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to chat with Darlene, and I hope that you find the episode as informative as I did. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Follow Darlene on Instagram Follow Darlene on TikTok Coloring the Melody Instagram Coloring the Melody Podcast Check out Darlene's Website
41:39
February 3, 2021
29 | General Music Jumpstart: A Student's Perspective
This week’s podcast comes from an Instagram live I did with a General Music Mastermind alumnae. Kate took the course when we did our beta launch over the summer and is going to be taking it again with us this time around. Kate shares her experience with the course and helps me answer questions about the course for those who were tuning in live. If you want to learn more about General Music Mastermind, click here! Hurry, we’re closing the doors on January 31st.
26:17
January 27, 2021
28 | Advocating for Music Education with Rainy Barton
In this episode I share my conversation with Rainy Barton about how we can advocate for music education and our programs. Especially now during the time of COVID-19, it is important for us to make sure we are advocating for high-quality music education for our students. Rainy Barton is a K-5 elementary music teacher in Central Fl, and has been teaching for six years- all at the same school. She is on her way to being Orff -Schulwerk certified (It's taking a lot longer due to Covid). She also is a teacherpreneur that creates digital music resources for music teachers, and her mission is to help them utilize a purposeful musical curriculum that inspires active music-making in the hearts of their students! Her favorite food in a heartbeat is tacos, and in her spare time, you'll find her teaching silks and trapeze at her local circus studio (They have those- who knew?) She loves her job with a passion, and hopes to instill a love and appreciation for music with everyone she meets. I enjoyed this conversation with Rainy, and I hope that you are able to find some ways to advocate for elementary music education in your community. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Follow Rainy on Instagram Subscribe to Rainy on Youtube Musically Whimsical on TPT The Music Teacher’s Guide to Creating a Dynamic Music Curriculum (Freebie)
41:38
January 20, 2021
27 | Piano Lessons for Exceptional Learners
In the first (real) solo episode of the season, I share my experiences with teaching piano lessons to students with exceptional learning needs. Whether it be using a visual schedule or a color-coded curriculum, there are so many easy ways to make private music lessons fabulous for our exceptional learner students. Links and Resources: Join the FREE Renew & Recharge email challenge! Learn more about Musicologie
19:31
January 13, 2021
26 | Adaptive Music with Stephanie Powell
In this episode I share my conversation with Stephanie Powell about adaptive music education, and how she (accidentally) began teaching adaptive music lessons. Stephanie Powell is a wife, mother of 4, special needs teacher and adaptive music instructor. She has lived in Pensacola, FL for 6 years and loves serving in her church, serving the community and spending warm days on the beach. She started teaching adaptive music lessons 5 years ago when she noticed many of her school students learned music concepts very quickly but didn’t have anyone outside of school to help them develop music skills. This conversation with Stephanie is wonderful, and I loved being able to talk to her as someone who comes from the world of special education. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Creative Miracles: A Practitioner's Guide to Adaptive Music Instruction (Affiliate Link) The Autism Helper Follow Stephanie on Instagram Follow Stephanie on Facebook Melody Makers 850 Website
50:28
January 6, 2021
25 | Music Therapy & Music Education with Lauren Marcinkowski, MT-BC M.Ed.
In this episode I share my conversation with Lauren Marcinkowski about the intersections between music education and music therapy. Lauren Marcinkowski is a PA, K-12 certified music teacher and board-certified music therapist. She also has Pennsylvania certifications in special education and elementary education. Lauren lives in Bucks County, PA, which is in the greater Philadelphia area. Lauren is currently serving as a Special Education teacher in Bucks County. Previously, she was a music teacher for an educational agency which services students with special needs in alternative settings. She taught students of all abilities from grades K to 12 and older. Lauren loves teaching and is passionate about advocating for all students, especially those most who struggle advocating for themselves. Lauren is a wife, a mother to a baby boy, and a proud wife to an incredible husband who is a special education teacher himself. She has two wonderful parents, and two amazing sisters and one brother. Lauren's brother and uncle lived with her while growing up, and both have diagnoses of intellectual disabilities and autism. Growing up with them has given her a unique insight to unique challenges that families with children who have disabilities face. Lauren also is a blog contributor for That Music Teacher, so you might recognize her name if you are familiar with our blog. Links and Resources: Grab your FREE guide on better serving students with exceptional needs! Lauren’s Posts on the That Music Teacher blog Follow Lauren on Instagram Music in Special Education (Affiliate Link) Models of Music Therapy in School Settings (Affiliate Link) American Music Therapy Association
38:55
January 6, 2021
24 | Season Two is HERE!
In this episode I share what I’ve been up to over the past months. While I didn’t anticipate for the podcast’s hiatus to last this long, life had other plans. Like many of us, COVID-19 completely changed what my job looked like, and while I had every intention of launching season two at the beginning of the school year, I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to do everything. So here we are. Even though it’s later than I expected, I am SO glad to finally be launching season two of That Music Podcast! This season is going to be the best one yet, and I cannot wait for you to let me know what you think of this season!
03:56
January 6, 2021
Season Two Trailer
That Music Podcast is back. Season two launches on January 6th, 2021 with three brand new episodes! Make sure you are subscribed so you won't miss a new episode every Wednesday!
00:45
December 26, 2020
23 | A Look Back at Season One
Wow, is it really the end of season one? I am so incredibly grateful for all of you for supporting me over the past six months as I started this new adventure. On this week’s episode I take a look back at season one and break down a few of my all-time favorite episodes and the takeaways that have helped me in my classroom during this crazy year! I’ll be taking a break from new episodes for the summer, but That Music Podcast will be back in full-force in the fall! Links and Resources: Start the Year Strong (free webinar) Episode 5: Music Therapy with Kate Shannon, MT-BC Episode 8: Technology in the Music Classroom with Katherine Miller Episode 14: We Are Still All Connected ​Episode 15: Digital Music Teaching with Michelle Rose Episode 22: What This Year Has Taught Me 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!
09:57
May 27, 2020
22 | What This Year Has Taught Me
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week’s podcast is about things that I learned during this past year of teaching. As the year comes to a close, I have been thinking back on the past year. And let’s be honest, it's been a crazy year. 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!
12:05
May 20, 2020
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!
11:37
May 13, 2020
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!
11:12
April 29, 2020
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!
23:08
April 22, 2020
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!
35:59
April 15, 2020
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!
23:01
April 8, 2020
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!
34:08
April 1, 2020
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!
38:31
March 25, 2020
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!
04:42
March 15, 2020
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!
10:49
March 11, 2020
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!
15:50
March 4, 2020
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!
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February 26, 2020
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!
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February 19, 2020
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!
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February 12, 2020
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!
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February 5, 2020
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!
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January 29, 2020
06 | Meaningful Music Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m sharing a little bit of the research on music education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder that I came across while pursuing my Masters of Music Education at Capital University. Across the United States, there are music educators that are teaching students with varying levels of exceptional needs. One of the subsets within this student population are students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Just as ASD itself lies upon a spectrum, so too does the need for accommodations and supports for students with ASD to have successful musical experiences. Links and Resources: 5 Ways to Better Serve Students with Exceptional Needs Intersections Between Music Education and Music Therapy Using Music to Encourage Joint Attention for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder The Challenges of Imitation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with Implications for General Music Education Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Resource for Teachers This episode is brought to you by my free guide on 5 Ways to Better Serve Students with Exceptional Needs. To download your free PDF, head on over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/exceptionallearners. 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!
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January 22, 2020
05 | Music Therapy with Kate Shannon, MT-BC
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I had the great pleasure to sit down with Kate Shannon, MT-BC to talk about music therapy and the intersections between music therapy and music education. Kate Shannon is a board-certified music therapist working in the Denver, CO area. She is currently finishing up the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and is excited to become a dual-certified clinician to better support her clients needs. She is passionate about working with children with developmental differences and special learners. Kate is the host of "Creative Therapy Umbrella: The Podcast" and loves to hike, read, knit, create, play with her dog and cat, and laugh with her husband. Links & Resources: 5 Ways to Better Serve Students with Exceptional Needs American Music Therapy Association Music in Special Education Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood Music Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Resource for Teachers Fact Sheets Music Therapy Ed Follow Kate on Instagram Creative Therapy Umbrella Podcast www.CreativeTherapyUmbrella.com This episode is brought to you by my free guide on 5 Ways to Better Serve Students with Exceptional Needs. To download your free PDF, head on over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/exceptionallearners. 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!
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January 15, 2020
04 | Trauma Sensitivity in the Music Classroom
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I’m talking about something that is near and dear to my heart as a teacher in a Title I school: trauma sensitivity. Like most music teachers out there, I have many students that walk through my door that have experienced more trauma than any child should ever have to experience. These Adverse Childhood Experiences alter the way our students are able to learn, both on physical and emotional levels. On this episode of That Music Podcast, I share a few ways to help better serve these students in order to make sure they can be successful. Links & Resources: 5 Ways to Better Serve Students with Exceptional Needs Adverse Childhood Experiences (CDC) Take the ACES Survey This episode is brought to you by my free guide on 5 Ways to Better Serve Students with Exceptional Needs. To download your free PDF, head on over to www.thatmusicteacher.com/exceptionallearners. 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!
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January 8, 2020
03 | Staying Sane as a Traveling Teacher
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. This week I shared my favorite ways to keep my sanity as a traveling music teacher. For better or for worse, being a traveling teacher is a reality for a large percentage of music teachers, especially those at the elementary level. While I can vouch that there are definitely advantages and disadvantages of sharing your time between multiple schools, I can also vouch that you need to set some specific procedures for yourself so that you don’t go crazy. 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!
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January 1, 2020
02 | What I Wish I Knew Before Student Teaching Music
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. Today I shared my experience student teaching music, and what I wish I would have known before stepping foot into the classroom. I spent the weeks leading up to student teaching searching the internet for tips and tricks about student teaching music. I was able to find some helpful information about being a student teaching in general, but I felt like there was always something missing. After all, student teaching for music looks completely different than student teaching in the general classroom. 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!
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January 1, 2020
01 | Setting Goals for Music Teachers
Thank you for listening to this episode of That Music Podcast. In this episode, I talk about goal setting for music teachers. I set goals for myself at the beginning of the school year. I think it’s a great way to frame my year and work towards bettering myself as a musician and educator. Now that we’re in a brand new decade, I decided to sit down with a cup of coffee and reflect on these goals. Whether you’ve already set goals or are just thinking about some, this episode is for you! 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!
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January 1, 2020
00 | That Music Podcast Teaser
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. 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!
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November 7, 2019