A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher

I remember at the beginning of my career I felt inspired, lost,hopeful burned-out all at the same time. I often felt confusedand frustrated because there were so many things about teaching​that I just didn’t feel prepared for. Classroom management? This was nothing like student teaching! Assessments? I only had a few that I felt comfortable with. Advocacy?Continue reading “A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher”


I was on a walk with my five-year-old daughter the other day and it was lovely outside. The sun was finally shining and the snow was all gone. Yes, you read that correctly…snow. It has been snowing in Central New York through the end of April. Quarantine in the cold and snow with two kidsContinue reading “Sharing”

Equip Your Room for Success!

What does your dream classroom look like? What materials do you wish you had, but can’t afford? Your student’s deserve the best musical experience you have to offer them, so it’s up to you to get what you need. School budgets sometimes don’t allow for materials you want, however there are many ways to getContinue reading “Equip Your Room for Success!”

Lost & Found

When I was a kid, my mom used to play the piano a lot. In fact, she took piano lessons with my teacher and had the lesson right after me. I remember her playing the Moonlight Sonata while my sister and I would dance to the beautiful music. It’s still one of my favorite pieces.Continue reading “Lost & Found”


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About Me

Hi, I’m Jen. A middle and high school music teacher, author, and music education consultant. I love connecting with people from all over the country and beyond to help everyone find the joy of teaching music and encouraging their students to discover their sound.

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