Month: August 2018

Jamey Ray named Choral Editor at Excelcia Music Publishing

By Amber O'Leary / August 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Jamey Ray named Choral Editor at Excelcia Music Publishing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Lakeland, Florida (August 23, 2018)– Excelcia Music Publishing is happy to announce the hiring of Jamey Ray to the position of Choral Editor.  In addition to creating the well-known a cappella group, Voctave, Jamey is an accomplished singer, arranger, composer, teacher and producer, and he brings the wealth of those experiences to…

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Creating a Comfortable Atmosphere for Your Beginners

By Chris Ferguson / August 20, 2018 / Comments Off on Creating a Comfortable Atmosphere for Your Beginners

Setting a positive atmosphere in your class is just as important as having functioning instruments for your new band members. Here are some helpful tips and reminders to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive! Making a Connection Be approachable! New students want to know if you are nice and if you like…

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Expectations – Failure to Plan Is a Plan to Fail

By Larry Clark / August 15, 2018 / Comments Off on Expectations – Failure to Plan Is a Plan to Fail

When you are working with students it is very important to establish your goals and expectations from the start. If you want your students to succeed, you have to communicate what you expect and why.  This can be long term expectations like, “I want you to be able to play all major scales by the…

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Find Your Passion

By Larry Clark / August 13, 2018 / Comments Off on Find Your Passion

There’s that old saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Is it true?  Absolutely.  How do I know?  I love music. I love writing music, I love teaching music, and for 23 years and counting, I’ve loved publishing music. Music is my passion.  While I’m passionate about…

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Are You Taking Care of You?

By Larry Clark / August 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Are You Taking Care of You?

As the school year fast approaches, let’s make sure self-care stays a top priority.  When you stop to think about the impact that being a music teacher has on your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing, do you take care of yourself enough? Do you have a plan in place to take better care of yourself…

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To Be Fair; You Aren’t Just Their Teacher

By Tyler Arcari / August 2, 2018 / Comments Off on To Be Fair; You Aren’t Just Their Teacher

Hello to all my favorite band warriors out there! I was sitting around this weekend watching all of the “back to school” posts from my former colleagues in education and I began reminiscing about my time in the classroom. You are probably about to go to all sorts of professional development “institute” days that will…

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Jamey Ray named Choral Editor at Excelcia Music Publishing

By Amber O'Leary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Lakeland, Florida (August 23, 2018)– Excelcia Music Publishing is happy…

Creating a Comfortable Atmosphere for Your Beginners

By Chris Ferguson

Setting a positive atmosphere in your class is just as important as having functioning…

Expectations – Failure to Plan Is a Plan to Fail

By Larry Clark

When you are working with students it is very important to establish your goals…

Find Your Passion

By Larry Clark

There’s that old saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a…

Are You Taking Care of You?

By Larry Clark

As the school year fast approaches, let’s make sure self-care stays a top priority. …

To Be Fair; You Aren’t Just Their Teacher

By Tyler Arcari

Hello to all my favorite band warriors out there! I was sitting around this…