Leading Notes Online Music Education Magazine: New Issue

I’m excited to report that Leading Notes, an online music education magazine, has just published its latest issue.  The July 2012 edition is full of great articles related to the theme, “Educating the New Educator”and is related to their previous issue which “took a look at Educating the New Musician”.  The current issue is divided into six sub-sections:

  1. The Power of Reflection and Assessment
  2. Growth Through Data Fact-Finding
  3. Learning Across Subjects
  4. The Cooperating Teacher and Student Teacher
  5. Conferences: Development on the Road
  6. Learning Online

Justine Dolorfino, one of the editors for the magazine, asked me to write a brief history of my journey regarding online music education and social media for this issue.  You may find this article directly at this URL: “The Facebook Music PLN: Connecting Music Educators Through Social Media“.  I’ve only just begun to read all of the great articles in this edition and, as always, they are proving to be very insightful and interesting.  By all means, please take the time to browse this amazing, free, resource for “us”.

Find out more about the magazine and the people behind it: About/Information Link



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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.