Welcome! My name is Emily and I teach music. I believe in teaching popular music.
I teach traditional ensemble music classes in the US, in the long-standing model of teaching Western music in schools. I also believe in reinforcing traditional Western music teaching with popular music examples.
Popular song examples that can be used in teaching are found & organized (by concept) here!
All song examples are found on the blog, along with commentary & other teaching goodies, which you can read here!
I teach Rock Band after-school & those materials were made possible by Little Kids Rock. LKR is the best and includes FREE teaching resources for anyone!
To find out more about people all around the country (and world!) who are involved in the burgeoning field of Popular Music Education, I urge you to look into and join the Association of Popular Music Education, aka APME.
If you are so moved and find my work useful, you can support my writing/conference travel/web-hosting/etc. by buying me a coffee!
After you’ve perused the site, please Call Your Legislators because there is so much to be done to defend Music Education & keep our schools safe & equitable!
Header photo by Megan Holkup.
Thanks y’all. — EJSL