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I have spent the past 2 decades teaching: Instrumental Music and Music Education Technology. Other courses taught: Creative Writing, Drama, Musical Theater, AP Music Theory. I have done Doctoral coursework at UMASS, Amerst in the area of Teacher Education and School Improvement. I am certified as a Secondary School Principal.

I currently serve as Music/Technology teacher at CBRSD. I am also Business Manager/Associate Editor for the Massachusetts Music News and am founder/writer for several education blogs, most notably Educational Paradigms. My personal interests include new ideas, cycling, running, playing the saxophone, traveling, eastern cultures, film, positivity, dark roast coffee.....and change.

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The Educational Value of SMARTMUSIC

Posted on October 31, 2009 at 9:30pm 0 Comments





One of the never ending ironies in Public Education is this: Arts in schools get little respect.… Continue

Top 10 Reasons to Use Loop-Based Music Software in Music Class

Posted on October 18, 2009 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

Why use loop-based composition software in a music class?

Here are 10 reasons:

  1. Students don't need prior knowledge of music fundamentals (though this knowledge certainly helps)
  2. It is empowering when students are working on "real" music in their own way.
  3. It is empowering because students can work on projects for "real world" purposes.…
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