Online music-making with nearly no lag time—really!

by Amy Nathan Susan Alexander found a way to fill the “big, depressing hole in your life where playing music with other people used to be”—a hole caused by this year’s official restrictions on in-person gatherings to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That hole grew smaller when this avocational Maryland pianist discovered JamKazam, … Continue reading Online music-making with nearly no lag time—really!

They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now

by Amy Nathan "If you give yourself to something that you think isn’t going to work, sometimes it does,” says retired school teacher and lifelong choir member Linda Bluth. She’s commenting on a surprising new musical bright spot that has popped up during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people becoming recording artists. From Brooklyn’s Grace Chorale to the … Continue reading They may not be pros—but they’re recording artists now

3 Business Skills Every Music Educator Should Know

by Elisa Janson It’s no secret that many of us are entering our first music teaching jobs only to find that we haven’t been fully trained for the many aspects of our job. We have spent years in the mastery of our music and pedagogy, only to realize that many of our required tasks have … Continue reading 3 Business Skills Every Music Educator Should Know