Meet the extraordinary Ruth Friend, a true music maestro with a heart full of passion for both teaching and composing! 🎶 As a music educator and author, Ruth’s mission is crystal clear: to empower and uplift fellow music teachers in their classrooms and rehearsal spaces, allowing them to reach new heights of teaching effectiveness!
With an impressive 40 years of teaching experience under her belt, Ruth is no stranger to the magic of music education. From kindergarten to university, she has honed her expertise in classroom music and movement, instrumental programs, and choral masterpieces. 🎵
Ruth is an absolute pro when it comes to the Kodaly approach to music education, skillfully training teachers to bring the joy of music into the hearts of their students. 🎼
Ruth’s first publication, ‘Put the Beat in ya Feet,’ is a delightful flute-focused creation designed to nurture independent and creative young musicians. Together with her remarkable co-authors, Ruth penned the widely successful ‘Take Note Music’ series, which includes fantastic student and teacher books, as well as outstanding resources that will make any music classroom sing with joy!
Let the rhythm of learning and laughter begin! 🎵🤗
Links Mentioned in the Episode:
‘Put the Beat in ya Feet’ has been added to our Music Making series!
Ruth’s Website: https://www.takenotemusic.com.au/
Music Writing books: https://www.takenotemusic.com.au/music-writing-resources.html
- Growth Mindset: Episode 10
- Melodic Cues: Episode 11
- Movement Ideas: Episode 12
- Developing Beautifulness: Episode 7
- Performance of Beat and Rhythm Simultaneously: Episode 8
Where to find me:
Crescendo Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crescendocommunity
Official Crescendo Page: https://www.facebook.com/CrescendoMusicEd/