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In the Middle With Mr D · 1w ago

Wrapping the arms of structure around your Middle School Singers

Wrapping the Arms of Structure Around Your Middle School Singers I’m not sure whether it’s a good thing or not, but I have been asked many times after a concert with my 300+ middle school ch...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1w ago

District Purchases and Multiple license discounts!

When I started teaching 400 years ago, all we had were text books that someone else purchase that I rarely used, and a small budget to purchase sheet music and warm up books (that I DID use!...
In the Middle With Mr D · 2W ago

Giveaway for Tennessee ACDA

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In the Middle With Mr D · 2W ago

Giveaway of the Middle School New Chorus Teacher Starter Pack!

Update:Good morning!The winner of the Middle School New Chorus Teacher Starter pack isMaggie Ragan!  I notified her earlier this morning.50% off until Monday night at midnight!To say “thank ...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M ago

Meet me on Facebook LIVE on Thursday, April 27 at 7:30 PM!

On Thursday night at 7:30 PM Eastern, I'll be on Facebook LIVE for about 30 minutes.  During that time, I will discuss several things I've recently blogged about including:  recruiting boys,...
In the Middle With Mr D · 1M 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 · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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...