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A Beginner's Guide to Becoming an Online Album Reviewer

Posted on May 31, 2016 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)



I’d like to thank Thomas J. West for sharing this information with his great readers. His blog is a great resource within the industry and there are a lot of great resources such as this piece on finding a music career for your personality type...

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Music Careers for Your Personality Type

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Music Careers for Your Personality Type
Source: CollegeMatchup.net

Music Careers For Your Personality Type


 

Far from just art for art’s sake, music is business: big business.

 

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The Importance of Community Music Organizations in Our Culture

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Importance of Community Music Organizations in Our Culture

America is blessed with a rich tradition of music performing ensembles in our public schools. That connection goes all the way back to colonial singing schools and to 19th century military bands and drum and bugle corps. Many American children grew ...

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Banjo Mute Promises Up To 100% Sound Reduction

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The mental picture of this product in use is quite entertaining. Happy Friday.



This article (c) 2015 Thomas J. West. All content on ThomasJWestMusic dot com is licensed under a Creative Contributions Attribution-No Derivative Works 3...

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Back To School? I Have No Memory Of This Place

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Back to school? I have no memory of this place

In my current teaching position, I have middle school students on Mondays and Wednesdays. Last week, we did not have classes on Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, then no classes on Wednesday due to parent/teacher conferences. This Monday, we lost the day due to snowfall. So, today i...

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Thomas J. West Music Update - June 2014

Posted on June 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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There are so many new things going on with my website, I had to put it all in a YouTube video! Watch this video for SIX BIG CHANGES coming to my website this June! If you can't view the video here, you can

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I Can't Wait To Get Back To School - Said No Teacher Ever

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As the states scramble to get all of their programs in line with the Federal hoops to jump through to receive flexible benchmarks for the NCLB 100% proficiency cap of 2014, more and more teachers are just getting plain fed up with the profession. There's less time and less money to do their job with, and more and more emphasis placed on standardized testing that doesn't work.
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Neil Gaiman's Commencement Speech 2012: Make Good Art

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Gaiman, Neil (2007)


Freelance author Neil Gaiman's commencement speech at The University of the Arts ...
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America's Need For Amateur Musicians

Posted on August 8, 2013 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Project-Philly 2013

image: (c) Thomas J. West


Last night, I shot video at the dress rehearsal for The A Cappella Project - Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that promotes contemporary a cappella singing. They are, as their CEO is fond of saying, "unashamedly amateur", yet they put o...

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The Student Portfolio Review As An Exit Interview

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 

One of the many unique things about the charter school that I work for is that we have a different approach to the end of the school year. The students' cyber coursework continues to the last day, but student at The Center for Performi...

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