Lindsay M. Brazell

Educator, Musician, Creative

Recent Blog Posts

Starting Monday 2/8/16

Starting Monday 2/8/16

I recently showed this TEDTalk to my music appreciation students, and while I’m mildly ashamed to admit this, I had not previewed the video prior to our class. I had no idea how inspiring it was going to be!   His message was that classical music is for... read more
Utilizing Instagram For Your Music Program

Utilizing Instagram For Your Music Program

Just like my students, I love social media. While I always enjoy a good mindless scrolling session, I also really enjoy using social media to learn and connect with people. I know our school systems frown upon friending students on social media, and to a great extent,... read more
Starting Monday 2/1/16

Starting Monday 2/1/16

Today’s quote comes from the Bible, though, if you are not a person of faith I still think there is something to glean from it’s message. As my mom always used to tell me, “Find joy in all you do.” Whenever I wasn’t in the mood to go to a... read more
New Year, New Bullet Journal

New Year, New Bullet Journal

I started using the Bullet Journal system in April 2015, and it evolved into one of the greatest productivity tools I have ever had. I love it because it is completely customizable: I can use whatever notebook I please. (Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Squared,... read more
Starting Monday 1/25/16

Starting Monday 1/25/16

I stumbled upon this article on Twitter last week while browsing through the #edbeat hashtag one morning before school. It poses a very important question: Would you buy a ticket to your lesson? I immediately ran through everything I was going to teach that day, and I... read more
The Ultimate Sight Reading Challenge

The Ultimate Sight Reading Challenge

If you can’t tell, I love sight reading, and I love teaching sight reading. I’ve written a few posts on the topic as well, because I want to shout my love for Solfege from the mountain tops. And here is another, but this is more of a challenge! If you... read more
Intro To Teaching Music Appreciation

Intro To Teaching Music Appreciation

This semester I am embarking on a journey through a course I have never taught, the always popular (and sometimes not by student choice), Music Appreciation. If I am being completely honest, our state textbook is embarrassing, and I am too ashamed to tell you what it... read more
An Ode to the Music Edcuation PLN

An Ode to the Music Edcuation PLN

Once upon a time in 2011, the music education scene on Twitter was booming with new ideas, global conversation, and accessible resources. In a way, it still is doing all of these things, but it’s different. At that time, I was in between college and graduate... read more
Starting Monday 1/4/16

Starting Monday 1/4/16

Use this quote today to enter your classrooms and lead your rehearsals with vision and poise. Set goals for yourself and your students, and make every lesson, assessment, and run-through work towards those goals. Make today about your students and the experiences they... read more

About Lindsay

Hi there! I’m Lindsay, a choral music educator by day, a singer-songwriter by evening, and a writer when time allows.
Hi there! I’m Lindsay, a choral music educator by day, a singer-songwriter by evening, and a writer when time allows.

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