Monday, September 28, 2015
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Greetings, Friends! As the busy first semester speeds along, I wanted to share with you all some lessons I learned from a mentor, Garry Anders, early on in my teaching. They are phrases/concepts most all of us have heard before (which many of you probably put into play quite often), so I simply share them as gentle reminders as to how we can get the most from the students with whom we work. Since Garry passed away this past summer, I thought this list of reminders would be a fitting way to honor his legacy.
1) They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.
2) Take time to observe educators you respect.
3) Find ways to brag on and lift up your students.
4) Save your energy for the good stuff.
5) Be careful not to put a cap on their growth.
Thanks for letting me share these thoughts with you. If you knew Garry, then you know the Missouri band world lost an influential voice in the Summer of 2015. In his forty years of music education, he influenced countless students and colleagues through his humble, hard-working approach that always put the kids first. Click here to read more about his career and life. Keep doing what you're doing; you are making a difference!
Under the direction of Dr. Todd J. Hastings, the Midwest Trumpet Festival's mission is to gather leading performers, educators, students, and community for an intensive time of large and small continuing education sessions, master classes, recitals, and concerts.
The event will be held on October 11-12, 2015 and will feature Bobby Shew and Bill Williams. Click here for more information about the festival.
The festival will also serve to bring together the community of professional trumpet pedagogues and performers from the Midwest region. The festival will feature renowned trumpet performers and scholars and is open for the public to attend.
The 2015 Midwest Trumpet Festival will be held on the PSU Campus in the new Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Designed and constructed by the world's most renowned theater architects, this $33 million facility features a 1,100-seat performance hall, a 250-seat theater, a 3,500 square-foot art gallery and state-of-the-art technology.
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