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In the Middle With Mr D · 1d ago

Accountability...One of the many reasons I love Music Prodigy in My Middle School Choral Music Classroom

Every voice matters.I teach over 300 middle school choral music students each and every day.I've always struggled with the fact that it was difficult to find time to listen to them individua...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1W ago

S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Giveaway April 10-13

You can enter until Thursday night, April 13 at 11:59 Eastern!I'll announce the winner on Friday morning, and I'll share news with everyone who enters about a huge price cut that will take p...
In the Middle With Mr D · 2W ago

How Can I Help These Sharp Middle School Singers?!?

Ouch!Teaching middle school chorus can hurt your ears.Between the changing voices of the boys and those sharp singing girls, our ears take a beating.Solving the issue of the sharp singer and...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M ago

Recruiting Boys to sing in Middle School Chorus

Oh my...Haven't books been written on this subject?!?   And aren't seminars almost always presented at every major conference about keeping boys in your chorus?And I'm trying to sum it up in...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M ago

A letter I sent to Chorus Parents After Adjudication Today

Hello Parents!Today was a magical day.  Your children were magnificent.  I am so proud of their hard work, dedication, discipline and perseverance.On Remind, I sent photos of all of the resu...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M ago

Myths about Classroom Management

This week, I found this article about classroom management, and with permission from the author, I am sharing it here with you because I believe firmly in the ideas presented in it!Educators...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M ago

March Madness! S-Cubed Middle School Sight Singing Program Giveaway!

This is the season of adjudications for choral musicians! Take the dread out of teaching sight singing to your beginners, and let's walk into that room without fear!I'm giving away the S-Cub...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M ago

What is your experience with Perfect Pitch?

What is your experience with Perfect Pitch?On Monday morning, I was on the treadmill running, and I came across this article about a child in Atlanta who has perfect pitch.I've always believ...
In the Middle With Mr D · 2M ago

Keeping them motivated at this time of year!

This week, I made a couple of videos to share some ideas about what I'm doing to keep my students motivated as we prepare for our March adjudication.There are two videos.This one is about 5 ...
In the Middle With Mr D · 2M ago

When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window

One of my favorite musicals of all time is "The Sound of Music".I never tire of watching it with my students and teaching the lessons it offers us the teach.I've watched more times than I ca...