Metro Music Makers brings the joy of music to families served by HomeStretch

Metro Music Makers has an ongoing partnership with HomeStretch, an organization that guides working homeless families with minor children toward increased self-reliance and stability by providing Life Skills education, mentoring and supportive housing. Every other Tuesday night, we send a music instructor with a music therapy background to facilitate music classes for the children while the parents attend Life Skills classes. Instructor Calia Howse shares her experiences with us.

Download Our Free Goal-Setting Printables for Your First Music Lesson of 2016

Our free goal-setting printables make the first music lessons of 2016 fun and productive for teachers and students. Even the youngest students benefit from talking about their accomplishments in 2015 and planning their gohappy-new-years-eve-2015-19 copyals for the upcoming year.  Teachers, walk through the goal-setting process with your students by

  1. Celebrating success and evaluating progress
  2. Defining specific goals
  3. Having accountability


With the first of our free printables, Reflecting on Accomplishments, students will list and celebrate their musical successes while taking time to evaluate progress and areas for improvement. This time of celebration and evaluation is a must before planning ahead.

Our second free printable, New Year Goal Setting, encourages students to define specific goals for themselves and outline practice habits to help achieve those goals.

The third step in the goal-setting process, accountability, is accomplished though weekly lesson notes and progress records. We recommend the Practice & Progress Lesson Notebook by Faber Piano for students and teachers.

Now you’re ready for a fun first-lesson of 2016! Happy celebrating and goal-setting!

Metro Music Makers Workshop Podcast: Episode 2

The second episode of our Metro Music Makers podcast is up and ready for listening! This time, we’re interviewing Renee Holliman, our local assessment center supervisor for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. If you’re new to the Royal Conservatory program, it’s a judged event for students that tests their technical skills, performance proficiency, ear … Read more

Metro Music Makers Speaks At The North Fulton Music Teachers Association!

Over the last few months, Allison and I have been venturing into the wonderful world of public speaking! This morning took us to the North Fulton Music Teachers Association, where we gave an exciting and unique talk about teaching strategies for students with special needs, behavioral issues or other learning challenges from a Music Therapy … Read more

We've Got Big Plans for 2014!

Behind the scenes, here at Metro Music Makers, we are buzzing about the New Year!  2013 was a whirlwind of new ideas, excitement, and extraordinary engagement from our students, families, teachers, staff and community. Our students were inspired to perform in record numbers, our teachers and staff have displayed remarkable creativity and dedication, and we’ve … Read more

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