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Music Lesson Plans For Middle School

Bradley Said:

Is my cover letter set up right?

We Answered:

A cover letter is always a good idea. It gives enough information about you and your capabilities so that the employer will be interested in talking with your personality.
The letter should relate specifically to the company and person to whom you are writing. If you haven't already done so, find out as much as you can about each firm and individual you plan to ask for an interview. Try to talk with some one who has been working with the firm, ask for literature, such as the annual report that explains the firm and its policies, check the company's WEB SIT E, or check out the firm at Hoover's Online, The Wall Street Journal's Career Journal or Wet Feet's Company Profiles.
1. Use correct grammar.
2. Address it to a specific person by name, including the job title in the inside address.
Include the following:
a) Brief greeting including how you heard about the opening
b) The position you are applying for
c) Your basic qualifications for the position and any accomplishments or career highlights that might interest the employer enough to contact you
d) Any other information you feel is pertinent to the specific job without repeating information found in your resume. Justify any holes in the resume if necessary, like the five year gap when you didn't work at all!
e) End with a paragraph requesting an interview, including your phone number and e-mail address and when you can be reached.
E-mails don't need addresses.
Sign the letter in blue or black ink only. NO EMOTICONS :)

Michael Said:

Do you think I could be a music major?

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It sounds like you're well on your way to being qualified to be a music major. It wouldn't hurt to take some piano lessons along the way and also sing in the choir again.

If you truly love music and it's the most important thing in your life, then go ahead and major in music. But if you major in music at college, you'll be at the music building practicing while your non-music-major friends are at the game or at a party or hanging out at the dorm.

I was a music education major but ended up not teaching because I wanted to do more in my life than music. I had taken piano lessons since age 4 and sang in all the choirs and played in all the bands and went to district and state choir and band, so majoring in music was a natural progression for me. But I also grew up while I was at college and found that I didn't want to immerse myself in music 24 hours a day 7 days a week any more.

Glen Said:

Music Major?? Please help?

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Of course you can do it. You seem to really like the idea of teaching, you may want to consider being a music ed. major. As a music ed. major, you're going to have to learn to be proficient on basically every standard instrument, and there will be classes that will teach you how to play woodwind instruments, string instruments, etc. And as far as taking theory classes in high school is concerned, the more you learn ahead of time the better. There will be placement exams before you register for classes in college, so if you already know the basics you may be able to skip out of a theory class or two.

I would also suggest working on ear training. A lot of music students entering their first year of college have to take ear training, and many of them have had little to no exposure prior to college. Having a good ear is more useful than having a good knowledge of music theory as far as performance is concerned (until you become a true professional), yet people tend to go to music theory first.

I am recommending this site specifically for ear training, though you should feel free to explore the other information it offers. If you select "Exercises" and then look towards the bottom of the list on the next page, you'll see several exercises that have the phrase "Ear Training" at the end; these are audio exercises where you will be required to identify intervals, scales, or chords depending on which exercise you choose. I highly recommend you use the Interval Ear Training exercise.

If you're passionate about what you do, you'll succeed. Hope this helps =)

Joel Said:

I'm graduating from college with an education degree, but I can't see myself teaching. What should I do?

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for me, what I did was, and I graduated with music education, was I taught privately and created my own business. music is a good art, my suggestion is stay close to it as possible, there are others jobs associated with music look into that. if u need any suggestions e-mail me [email protected]

Cindy Said:

Do you have to already know how to play the piano to take ap music theory?

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Get the opinion of the ASP Music teacher./

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