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Engaging Autistic Students with the Arts

The saying goes, “If you’ve met one individual with autism, you’ve met one.” As one person on the Autism spectrum may be highly verbal, another maybe non-verbal.

Lessons from High School Musicals

My appreciation of musicals started with The Sound of Music soundtrack. As a child, I listened to the entire album. I branched out to other musicals discovering they comprised ...

Jazzing Up History Class

Educators teaching history may find guidance in the genius of Miles Davis’ advice to musicians, “Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.”

Ukulele in the Classroom

Making music with a ukulele is a great group learning experience. Classes as young as grade three can learn the elements of music.

Teaching Music in the Far East

Seeking a new experience teaching music, I decided to cross an ocean and arrived in Hong Kong in August 2004. In the process, I discovered that teaching the arts is really ...