Author: csmusic

by Alyssa Cowell, The Catoctin School of Music More Music Activities for Quarantine! While we are all hanging in there waiting to go life as it was before COVID-19, here are a few more stay-at-home music activities to fill up the time! Music Scavenger Hunt: Look around the house and see if you can find instruments from different musical instrument families – look for household items you make musical...

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Over the last couple months of this pandemic, education systems around the world have been shaken to their core. Teachers and students were forced to completely change their approach to instruction and learning and adopt what initially seemed like a cold, impersonal teaching model - virtual education. However, it has turned out that online teaching has been a fantastic opportunity for so many students and teachers to thrive. I wanted...

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by Robert Fisher, Catoctin School of Music With many music studios either launching or transitioning their students to online lessons full-time during this unprecedented pandemic, it has been a season of ingenuity and adaptability under pressure for music teachers. Most instructors have faced the new reality of embracing virtual lessons, through services such as Zoom, Skype, Google “Hangouts”, FaceTime and more. With most of...

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by Jamey Mann, The Catoctin School of Music Performance anxiety is something that all performers, students, and teachers will have to deal with at some point. For many people anxiety is manageable and a normal part of performance. However, for others performance anxiety is near crippling and may keep a musician from reaching their full potential. There is a multitude of literature on performance anxiety and how...

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by Alyssa Cowell, The Catoctin School of Music While everyone is at home under quarantine, now is the time to get in some extra practice! Build practice into your new routine: As the days at home feel longer and longer, try creating a new schedule that incorporates scheduled practice time. See how many days in a row you can practice without missing any days. If you have trouble practicing daily, try...

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