Musicking, Christopher Small, and Relationships with Mary Cohen

Alan and Steve talk with educator, author, and musicker Mary Cohen about incorporating the Musicking ideas of Christopher Small. Links & References: Mary L. Cohen, Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Iowa, researches music-making and well-being and is lead author of Music-Making in U.S. Prisons: Listening to Incarcerated Voices (2022). She founded the International Music and Justice … Read more

Teachable Moments and Bridges with Lillie Feierabend

Alan and Steve talk with author, educator, and pedagogy master Lillie Feierabend about moving classroom music to the day-to-day lives of our students. Links & References: Lillie is known for her work with young children and instilling a love of music within them. She has been an early childhood and general music educator for over … Read more

Making Music more Welcoming for Everyone with Philip Ewell

Alan and Steve talk with author and professor Philip Ewell about the inherent biases in music education. Links & References: Philip Ewell is a Professor of Music Theory at Hunter College of the City University of New York. His specialties include Russian music theory, Russian opera, rap and hiphop, modal/tonal theory, and race studies in … Read more

Measuring Teacher Success (Part Three)

In their last summer episode exploring what makes a teacher successful, Alan and Steve turn their attention to the role of assessment, and give a preview of some of the guests to expect in Season Three.

Continuous Learning with Kyle Smith

Alan and Steve talk with Kyle Smith of The Growing Band Director podcast about continuous learning. Links & References: A graduate of South Portland High School, Kyle has been the Director of Bands at Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine since 2006. Prior to is appointment at Westbrook High School he was the Band Director … Read more