The Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Music Teacher

By Missy Strong

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The podcast is generously sponsored by the FAME organization and centers around the philosophy, programs, and resources of Dr. John Feierabend. You will hear some of the best practitioners and thinkers in music education, including our FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainers and Dr. Feierabend himself. You will learn about First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege, Dr. Feierabend’s two most popular classroom programs, as well as how these programs and Dr. Feierabend’s philosophy and resources are used in every arena of music education. You’ll encounter discussions about the “real life” of a music teacher, both the challenges and successes. Additionally, you FAME Members will get a “deeper dive” into what was discussed on a few of our shows each season! My name is Missy Strong, the host and Executive Producer of the podcast. I am an elementary general/choral music teacher originally from Florida and now live in southern New Jersey. I am a FAME Endorsed Teacher Trainer in First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege. I love talking about teaching music, pedagogy, students, what it’s really like to be a music teacher.

Episode Date
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