CMN Mid-Atlantic Honors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

CMN Mid-Atlantic Honors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer On April 9, 2017, The Children’s Music Network (CMN) Mid-Atlantic Region held a Tribute Luncheon at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring, MD, honoring the musical duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. In a warm, informal setting, these children’s and family music trailblazers generously shared stories and […]

How Should We Measure Success In Music Education? By Duane Whitcomb

Today’s reflection comes from Duane Whitcomb, co-founder of FiddleQuest, an on-line violin curriculum for students and teachers that enhances ear-training for social and performance playing. Let’s check out his great perspective on measuring success in music education. Music education is a long haul. It usually takes many years for a student to learn to play an […]

So long, farewell…

I have been running the blog now for nearly 4 years and over 340 posts. Even I can’t believe there have been so many! In the meantime, I have moved across the country, toured nationally and internationally several times, started my YouTube channel and taken on a full time job. In many ways, the blog […]

Frederick Douglass: American Hero

This post comes from member Jonathan Sprout. Earlier this month, President Trump said, “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more.” Since he did not cite reasons for Mr. Douglass’ recognition, I’d like to share this information about the man Abraham Lincoln looked up […]

Stay Eye to Eye With Me, Can’t you See?

Member “Mrs. Kate” Carpenter is a folksinger, songwriter & storyteller from Callahan, FL. She shared a recent experience with us she had teaching below. It is a wonderful reminder of the power of music to connect. Recently I was skyrocketed out of my comfort zone. I was asked to teach songwriting to youthful drug offenders […]