Thursday, July 5, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #18: 2018 Book Club: World Music Pedagogy v. II Chapters 4-6

Happy July!

The Music Teacher Coffee Talk book club is in full swing. This summer we are reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy v. 2 by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.


You can listen to Tanya and Carrie's discussion of chapters four, five, and six here.

Here are the show notes for episode #18:

Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

The World's Largest Popcorn Ball in Iowa

Fräeline Maria's Salzburg Sound of Music Bike Tour





Gandharva Loka (Awesome World Music Instrument Store in Salzburg, Austria!)




The Whistling Gypsy (Jill Trinka)

The Singing Sack (NOT out of print! 😉)

Coda Section (Personal recommendations of what we're enjoying lately)
Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness
(my favorite episodes so far are What Do White People Need to Know About Racism? with Andrew Ti and Has Britain Screwed Itself with Brexit? with Mary O’Hara)

Armchair Expert: Experts on Expert Wendy Mogal


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #17: 2018 Book Club: World Music Pedagogy v. II Chapters 1-3

Happy Summer to all you music teachers enjoying a well-deserved Summer break!

The Music Teacher Coffee Talk book club is in full swing. This summer we are reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy v. 2 by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.


You can listen to Tanya and Carrie's discussion of chapters one, two, and three here.

Here are the show notes for episode #17:

Smithsonian Folkways Certificate Course in World Music Pedagogy

Rhythmically Moving series 

Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba

Sanna Longden dance materials (If you ever have the chance to do any folk dancing workshops with Sanna you really must! She is rich with multicultural music and dance.)

Rahim AlHaj NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Bulgarian Women's Choir performance on The Tonight Show

Kate Bush with the London Bulgarian Choir 

Coda Section (Things we are looooooving!):

Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me Junior with Neil Patrick Harris

Glen Hansard's cover of Ashes to Ashes




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #16: Highs and Lows from School Year

Hello Music Teachers and Music Ed Fans!

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #16 is all about our highs and lows from the school year.
You can listen to the podcast here.

Here are our show notes for this episode:






Coda Section (Professional and/or personal recommendations)


Here's that quote I could not remember!

“The woods would be quiet if no bird sang but the one that sang best.” ― Henry Van Dyke




Announcing the MTCT Summer 2018 Book Club!


We will be reading and discussing the book World Music Pedagogy by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts this summer. We hope you, dear listeners, can read along with us!

We will discuss Chapters 1-3 in our next episode which will drop on June 10th.

June 1, 2018: MTCT Virtual Happy Hour/FAC Facebook Live event!

Our first (official) Facebook Live will be on June 1st at 5:00pm Mountain Time. 
BYOB (or coffee 😉) and join us as we celebrate the end of the school year, answer questions, and discuss our big goals for the next school year!



Sunday, May 13, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #15: Closure

Hello Music Teachers and Music Education Enthusiasts!

Here are the show notes for Episode #15: Closure
You can listen here.

La Raspa
Los Machettes

Here is Carrie's Fiesta Taco Truck!



Parachute Activities:
Parachute Activities book
Artie Almeida's Parachutes and Ribbons and Scarves book (Not the book Carrie mentioned but a good resource)
Here is a Pinterest board devoted to parachute activities!

IKEA boxes for iPad storage
Popcron (Boomwhacker play along!)
Popcorn (the original! 😬)
Popcorn (The Muppet's version)

Coda Section/Recommendations:

Sylvan Esso's latest single PARAD(w/m)E

Spring Awakening Tony Performance 

Summer 2018 Book Club!
Join us as we read and discuss the book World Music Pedagogy, Volume II: Elementary Music Education by Amy Beegle and Christopher Roberts.






Sunday, April 29, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk Episode #14: Stress Relief for the Music Teacher

Hello Music Educators,

Our latest Music Teacher Coffee Talk is all about dealing with the stress of the end of the year,
(or anytime, really! 🙂)

You can listen here.

Here are the show notes for Episode 14:

Recorder fun:
(Thanks to Vicky Suarez!)
Kool and the Gang's Get Down On It.
Chic's Good Times

Coda section (professional or personal recommendations):

Dirty John Podcast (Originally recommended by Aileen Miracle on her wonderful podcast The Music Room.)
Armchair Expert Podcast
Bruce Adolphe: Piano Puzzler Podcast 
(I, Tanya, 😉mentioned the host of Piano Puzzler and called him "Bob" but his name is actually Fred! Fred Child, specifically!)



Saturday, April 21, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #13: Favorite Songs and Games for Outside

Hello!

Here are several of the outside games we spoke about in Music Teacher Coffee Talk #13.
You can listen to the episode here.













Step it Down

Film: Pizza Pizza Daddy-O

The Singing Game

Thanks for listening!


Monday, April 9, 2018

Music Teacher Coffee Talk #12: Mindfulness in the Music Room


Episode 12 of Music Teacher Coffee Talk is a discussion about mindfulness in the music room.
Special guest Ellie Falter and Tanya talk about how it can benefit teachers and students.

Listen to the podcast here.
Here are some links from a few of the things discussed:

The Alexander Technique

Mindful Games book

Frank Diaz blog on Music and Mindfulness

10% Happier 

Headspace changing perspectives animation video