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Bubbett’s Bookshelf

  • The Fundamental Elements for Building a Successful Middle School Band

    Jon Bubbett | January 15, 2023The importance of fundamental teaching cannot be overstated. There are certain fundamental “essentials” that are found in every successful program. Foundations is a compilation of article from some of the best middle school band directors in the country (and Japan!) and gives us a “peek behind the curtain” of these programs! The book is divided […] Read More...
  • Upbeat – Mindset, Mindfulness, and Leadership in Music Education and Beyond

    Jon Bubbett | December 15, 2022The word “upbeat” has more than one meaning.  To most people, it means having a positive outlook, being cheerful, and being optimistic. If you are a musician, then you also know the “upbeat” is a preparatory gesture in conducting. The “upbeat” in life, like the “upbeat” in music, is all in how you prepare for […] Read More...
  • Upbeat – Mindset, Mindfulness, and Leadership in Music Education and Beyond

    Jon Bubbett | November 13, 2022The word “upbeat” has more than one meaning.  To most people, it means having a positive outlook, being cheerful, and being optimistic. If you are a musician, then you also know the “upbeat” is a preparatory gesture in conducting. The “upbeat” in life, like the “upbeat” in music, is all in how you prepare for […] Read More...
  • You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

    Jon Bubbett | October 13, 2022Anyone who stands in front of a group of musicians or at the front of a classroom has assumed the mantle of leadership and the responsibility of influencing others. In his book You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader, Mark Sanborn talks about leadership with a “little L.” Having a title doesn’t make […] Read More...
  • High Needs Monumental Successes Teaching Music to Low-Income and Underserved Students

    Jon Bubbett | September 5, 2022There are two sides to every teaching job. The “subject content” or the “craft” side of teaching; the reality that making music is the very thing that brought us to this profession in the first place. And then there is the “everything else” or the “job” side of teaching. Don Stinson has done a masterful […] Read More...
  • Music Education and Social Emotional Learning by Scott N. Edgar

    Jon Bubbett | July 8, 2022Few people would argue that music is a “calling.” However, teaching is a “calling” as well. Combining these two into one profession gives you something special! The most effective music teachers are not the ones who are simply purveyors of knowledge, but those who genuinely care about their students and strive to make the quality […] Read More...
  • Everyday Wisdom for Inspired Teaching

    Jon Bubbett | May 2, 2022There is no more prominent champion for music education and education in general than Tim Lautzenheiser (featured elsewhere in this issue). “Dr. Tim” has traveled extensively throughout the country for many years, sharing his thoughts on leadership and presenting inspiring motivational clinics to countless thousands of students and teachers alike through his company Attitude Concepts […] Read More...
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