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Tuning with Technology – Now Available!

Our new book (Tuning with Technology) is now available for purchase. Just go to www.tuningwithtechnology.com to order. Purchase orders and school cards are welcome, in addition to personal purchases. If you have any questions, email [email protected]

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Episode 69: Dan Morrison – Part 1

In this series of episodes Dan Morrison joins me to talk about building a culture of positivity, communication, and doing what works.

Episode 68: Melodianne Mallow – Part 3

Our final episode with the amazing Melodianne Mallow, where we wrap up her thoughts on the most important things for a beginning band director to know.

Episode 67: Melodianne Mallow – Part 2

The second part in our series with Melodianne Mallow, long time band director in the DFW area, where we talk about what young directors need to know to teach beginners well and what is necessary for success at the middle school level.

Episode 66: Melodianne Mallow – Part 1

In this series we welcome Melodianne Mallow, long time band director in the DFW area, and we talk about what young directors need to know to teach beginners well and what is necessary for success at the middle school level.

Episode 65: COVID-19 Thoughts – August 2020

I wanted to take some time and discuss what we no about COVID and how we can be safe in the band hall in the 2020-2021 school year. This is not medical/legal advice, but just my attempts to report on research with some commentary thrown in there. If you came to the website looking for the references, look at the pdf below.

Episode 64: Bobby Lambert – Part 3

In our final episode with Bobby Lambert, head director at Wando High School, we discuss literature, fundamentals, and chamber ensembles.

Episode 64: Bobby Lambert – Part 2

Our second episode in the series with Wando High School head director Bobby Lambert. In this episode we talk about the selecting literature and the importance of fundamentals.

Episode 63: Bobby Lambert – Part 1

Bobby Lambert is the head band director at Wando High School in South Carolina. His groups have performed at the Midwest Clinic and various BOA events. In this episode we discuss learning from mistakes and finding success as a young director.

Episode 62: Perspectives with Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski – Part 2

In the second part of our annual perspectives series, Peyton and Shane talk about distance learning, student independence, and the importance of relationships in band directing.

Episode 61: Perspectives with Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski

In our annual Perspectives series, we have Peyton Grover and Shane Lemanski, two first year teachers in Texas with some great insights into their success during a challenging first year.

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