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Bridges to the Community, Part 1: Ask Me Sheets | S1E06 Lillie Feierabend
Join Missy as she and Master Teacher Lillie Feierabend begin a series about moving the learning that takes place in the classroom out and into the homes and broader community of students. Lillie talks about her “Ask Me” sheets, which are a wonderful way to help students become teachers outside of the music classroom!... This […]
|Apr 10, 2019|
The Feierabend Non-Negotiables, Part 2 | S1E05
John and Missy continue their energetic and engrossing discussion as they delve into the remaining “Feierabend Non-Negotiables.” John talks about rote learning as an important requirement for higher order thinking, as well as what he means when he says “any response is the right response.” He then shares some important considerations for teaching notation in […]
|Mar 28, 2019|
The Feierabend Non-Negotiables, Part 1 | S1E04 John
While there is an inherent flexibility in Dr. Feierabend’s philosophy and programs, in this episode (Part 1 of 2) he describes what have come to be known as the “Feierabend Non-Negotiables” – those principles that, in his estimation, underpin excellent pedagogy and practice in the music classroom.
|Mar 14, 2019|
Reflections on First Steps – a Teacher Trainer’s Perspective | S1E03
FAME Teacher Trainers Emily Maurek, Andrew Himelick, and Rachel Grimsby talk with Missy about First Steps in Music, Dr. Feierabend’s curriculum to help young students become Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. Hear about how each of these master teachers came to learn of and embrace John Feierabend’s work and what, in particular, is so appealing to […]
|Feb 28, 2019|
Conversational Solfege – An Overview | S1E02
John Feierabend and Missy talk about Conversational Solfege, Dr. Feierabend’s curriculum that teaches music literacy with a sound before sight approach. Learn about the 12 Steps of Conversational Solfege and how through it, students learn to become independent musical thinkers!
|Feb 14, 2019|
First Steps in Music – An Overview | S1E01
John Feierabend describes the “8-Part Workout” of First Steps in Music. Learn about the Kodály foundations of FS, how it was developed, and why elementary general music teachers around the globe love this program!
|Jan 29, 2019|