By: Danielle | February 25, 2017

They are the first ones to arrive at school. The last ones to leave. On a snow day, they can't turn off their alarm, snuggle further under their covers and sleep in. They are always on call and on their feet throughout the entire school day. Every moment throughout the day they hear "Can you do this? Can you take care of that? Can you fix this? Can you move that?" And on and on it goes.....

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By: Danielle | February 02, 2017

Normally, I’m not prone to injury. In fact, I usually try to go out of my way to make sure I don’t get hurt (though I’m not always successful). And after suffering with painful tendonitis in my late high school/early college days, I’m a BIG advocate of spotting tension in my students (especially with my private piano students) and helping them recognize the warning signs so that they can adjust accordingly and stretch properly to avoid injury. However last year, I let my guard down and the result was an 8-month-long sloooow going recovery from an injury I received while teaching music on a cart. Here’s what happened…

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By: Danielle | January 19, 2017

Teaching and working with children is quite the learning experience! This has been especially true in teaching my students with special needs. As time goes on and I continue working with this population of students in a variety of settings, I’m constantly learning how to adapt and modify my lessons to help with the flow of music class, which in turn provides the best environment for them to learn. These changes often occur on a weekly (and even daily) basis depending on which students I’m teaching, what time of day their music class is, how their day has gone so far, if they like/dislike the shirt they’re wearing, if they like/dislike the shirt *I'M* wearing...you get the idea! Lots of factors can influence the success of music class, ...

By: Danielle | January 14, 2017

I’ll never forget it. It was the spring of my senior year of college, which for many education majors means “student teaching” time. All of us music education students met together with our professor once a week to debrief on our daily teaching adventures in the classroom. I remember sharing about all the amazing instruments and resources my music teacher mentor had available in both of her elementary music rooms (she taught at 2 schools) and how I enjoyed writing and implementing all sorts of musically engaging activities. Another friend of mine also shared about the lessons she successfully taught, however there was one big difference:

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By: Danielle | January 02, 2017

In addition to Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, you can now also find and follow Music on a Cart on Bloglovin'!

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By: Danielle | January 02, 2017

I love how a new year gives the feeling of a fresh start and a new beginning. And what a perfect day to announce the launch of this new website:

MusicOnACart.com

I invite you to join me for a year full of conversations and encouragement as we navigate the always interesting world of teaching music, but more particularly, teaching music while on a cart. During the month of January, you can look forward to reading blog posts about the following topics:

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