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Idea Exchange: Tips for Teaching Older Adults

August 10, 2015

By Tamra Brunn
Brunn.Tamra@MacPhail.org

The MacPhail Music for Life™ program is expanding at MacPhail Center for Music and we currently serve over 1,000 adults age 55+ in our student body! Earlier this month we gathered together a panel of experienced Music for Life teaching artists—Jeanie Bri…

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Using Wikifonia for Transposition

May 1, 2013

by Emily Greenleaf Greenleaf.Emily@MacPhail.org

What’s wrong with this picture?[1]

What’s wrong with this picture?[1] From the perspective of the MacPhail Music for Life™ teaching artist, this song is too high. Students in our programs typically range in age between 55 and 95. Some of our cl…

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iPad, How I Love Thee: An Alphabet of Delights for the Itinerant MacPhail Teaching Artist

April 23, 2013

by Emily Greenleaf Greenleaf.Emily@MacPhail.org

Are you thinking of requesting an iPad for using in your MacPhail teaching? Here’s a list of ideas:

A     is for Amplification. Suppose it’s April Fool’s day, and you want to play Haydn’s Surprise Symphony for your students. With nothing …

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Working with Resistance

April 18, 2013

by Emily Greenleaf Greenleaf.Emily@MacPhail.org

Here is a very common portrait of resistance in a MacPhail Music for Life™ class:

Nick Johnson has brought a bowed psaltry to today’s session. He gives a demonstration of the instrument, talking about its origins, as well as this particular instr…

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