Ep. 155: “Career Choices in Music beyond the Pandemic,” with author Julie Jaffee Nagel, PhD
How have music careers and options changed as a result of COVID-19, and how should we change how we educate musicians moving forward? How can musicians think outside the “music box” to expand options for rewarding and creative work? Why is our career choice as musicians especially linked to our personal identity? Why do we choose a career in music, given the inherent challenges in the industry? Musician and psychologist Julie Jaffee Nagel addresses these topics and more in her new book, and in this preview conversation.
Ep. 108: How is music boosting skills and learning in students in special education? With Natalie Hawkins, MT-BC
Music therapy and technology collide to increase therapeutic results, increase student engagement, and streamline data reporting in the special education setting! An innovative, completely accessible program incorporates music with motion capture software to address IEP (Individualized Education Program) objectives, including academic, social-emotional, and physical skills.
Ep. 106: How to Talk… when kids don’t want to practice, with authors Joanna Faber & Julie King
As adults, we know what a gift music is, especially the gift of being able to create our own music and express ourselves in this way. And we want that for our kids. But there’s this thing called “practicing the piano”/musical instrument. And kids don’t always want to do this! Co-authors of How to Talk When Kids Won’t Listen, Joanna Faber & Julie King answer the question: How should teachers and parents talk when kids won’t listen about practicing, and practicing becomes the subtitle of their new book: Whining, Fighting, Meltdowns, Defiance, and other Challenges of Childhood?!
Ep. 87: Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, with author Peter Brown
While there are many different learning styles and preferences, scientific research does point to certain common denominators in successful learning, meaning learning that not only acquires knowledge, but also retains that knowledge and applies it to future problems and scenarios. The book “Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” is written by cognitive scientists to clarify what those common denominators of successful learning are so that we can make our own learning and teaching “sticky.” Educators, parents, and lifelong learners, rejoice – essential scientifically backed research on how to learn smarter instead of just trying harder.