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Paola Castillo en Les Tuilleries I’ve always been fascinated by an area of music study referred to as reception history. Unlike most musical terms, this one means exactly what you might think, which is simply the chronology of audience attitudes to a particular work, from the premiere to the most recent presentation. Reception histories are…

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Well, we can’t talk the talk (yet), but we can certainly drink the drink. When you travel for 28 hours straight, two days start becoming one. After multiple flights, Chrissie and I have finally convened in the same country, the same city, and the same hotel room. We are nestled in a humble, albeit clean…

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A sweet, short story from teaching today: I happen to find all of my kindergarten and first grade students absolutely adorable. However, one class in particular just seems to be filled with old, kind souls, existing in the bodies of these beautiful little 6 and 7-year-olds. At this age, I begin all of my music classes…

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In many school districts, especially in Greater Los Angeles, the discussion of bilingual education is a common, and in my opinion, extremely important one. I have taught at schools that have an incredible array of programs – from completely neglecting students’ home languages, to having a wonderful “half-and-half” program, and others that fully allow their students to integrate…

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How can these two not make everyday a little brighter? Two of my beginning flute players, Gustavo and Janet, just passed their 4-scale Challenge!

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As educators, we often take on the roles of parents, social workers, principals, baby-sitters (…the list goes on and on), and at times feel that we are everything except teachers. There is a beauty in that aspect as well, but it is important to find the healthy balance between classroom management and teaching content. Recently,…

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