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Top 15 Ways School Should Fundraise

Posted by Shalina Wozny on May 22, 2019 11:00:00 AM

We published a version of this blog on how schools should fundraise back in 2017. We thought it would be time to update the list in 2019 since the new fiscal year with new possibilities starts for many schools and churches on July 1st. What if you involved more community members and did some events to fundraise? 

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Topics: Music Education, How-To, College, University, Higher Education

End of the Fiscal Year Plans

Posted by Shalina Wozny on May 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Like many organizations, we are wrapping up the end of the fiscal year. July 1st starts a new date with new budgets in place. However, you may find that you're finding ways to use what's left of your budget for fear that it will go away next fiscal year. Take a moment to get excited about the new possibilities instead of the weighing pressure money can have. 

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Topics: Music Education, Staging Equipment, School Music Equipment, Church Music Equipment, College, University, Community Choir, Higher Education, Community Groups, Community Band, Summer Camps

Choral Festivals and Summer Camps 2019

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Apr 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

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Topics: Music Education, Choral Risers, Choral, Summer Camps, Choral Festivals

3 St. Patrick's Day Music Lesson Ideas

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Mar 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM

St. Patrick's Day is on Sunday, if you forgot. It's not as celebrated as other holidays in the US, but it's themes can still be used for a fun, new music lesson. We all need something new to help lift our spirits from the everyday, year in and year out music lessons. This picture will get us jump started on the whole "lifting our spirits" part. 

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Topics: Music Education, Music Mental Health, Music, School Music Equipment

Valentine's Day Music Class Ideas

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Feb 6, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Valentine's Day for elementary school music and theater students can be fun. They're still exchanging Valentine's Day cards and excited to pass them out. The boys think that girls have cooties or they have a "girlfriend" at school. The two dynamics are funny to watch in the classroom. 

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Topics: Music Education, How-To, School Music Equipment

Benefits of Going to Music Class

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Jan 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

I was always a good student. I went to class and listened to the teacher. I even helped other students that needed help grasping the quadratic formula - math was my best subject. However, not all students have that same mindset. Most students want to know the why behind what they're learning and why they have to sit through a teacher explaining something they're "never going to use". We've all heard that before, or even thought it ourselves in our work seminars. 

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Topics: Music Education, Music Mental Health, Choir, Choral, Music, School Music Equipment, College, Career

Why Leadership Isn't What You Think: Strategies To Influence

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Nov 14, 2018 1:00:00 PM

There's books on it - tons of books, actually. Barnes and Noble has it's own section on Leadership. Why are we so concerned with the right path to obtain leadership positions? Or why are we trying to find the so called "secret methods" to leading successfully? Problem is that a lot of those answers are subjective to who you are leading. If you don't understand your people, you won't lead well. 

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Topics: Church Music, Music Education, College, University, Higher Education, Career

9 Thanksgiving Music Classroom Ideas

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Nov 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM
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Topics: Music Education, Music, How-To

3 Christmas Music Performance Ideas for Your School or Church

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Nov 1, 2018 3:46:00 PM

It's about time to pick your Christmas Music Performance theme and setup for your production. We're at the start of the holiday season as we fly past Halloween and move into Thanksgiving. You're either in two camps right now. The planner who decided their Christmas show weeks ago. The last minute person who could use some ideas to get the ideas flowing, but really won't work on the logistics until the last possible hour. 

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Topics: Church Music, Music Education, Choir, Choral, Music, Community Choir, Community Groups, Community Band

4 Halloween Music Activities for the Classroom

Posted by Shalina Wozny on Oct 24, 2018 3:00:00 PM

I remember my music classes in elementary school. We would walk to another part of the school where it was decorated with the most fun and interesting creative projects. It was one of my favorite parts of the day because we got to walk around the whole school to get to music class. Meaning we could find our friends in other classes by peeking our heads in classes along the way.

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Topics: Music Education, Music, School Music Equipment