Happier Music Teacher

Real self-care for music educators, not just self-soothing! Are you an overwhelmed music teacher who thinks that self-care and work/life balance is impossible with your responsibilities at home? Are you feeling burnout at home and school, and you’re done with feeling teacher tired and stressed all the time? Do you feel that the cliché advice of candles and bubble baths, not that there’s anything wrong with that, are short term solutions for your tension? Former stressed hot mess Beth Duhon helps you be more content at home and in your career in music education through guided journaling, common sense advice and encouraging you to take consistent micro-actions. Each episode features topics like: vocal health, time management, meal prep, commuting hacks and healthy habits to help you be a “Happier Music Teacher.” New episodes every Tuesday morning.

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6 days ago

Are you currently in an Orff or Kodaly level or starting one later this summer?  Here is some of my uncoventional advice on how to make the intense professional development of levels better so you can enjoy your time with your music teachers colleagues with less stress.

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

Orff or Kodaly levels trainings are wonderful but intense!  How you care for yourself and others during this time matters.  Here are some of my current thoughts as I take care of myself and try to survive Level 2 Kodaly training.

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

How do you get started as a content creator in music education?  Do it scared and take a lot of messy action!  The people we all admire got started by getting started and improved by doing.  If we waited until we were perfect, we'd still be waiting!
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Jessica Peresta's Advice on Being a Conference Presenter
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Music Teacher Coffee Talk: Preparing and Presenting Professional Development

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Tired of the narrative that your summer has to be epic, inspiring and educational for you and your kids?  Here is your permission slip to lower the bar and do what you want!  This episode will help you release the pressure to craft a magical, memorable summer for you and your kids as a teacher.
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Tuesday May 21, 2024

Need help with the overwhelming and time consuming job of closing out your classroom when you are exhausted at the end of the year as a music teacher?  This episode gives tactical advice and mindset shifts to help you close the door to your classroom and get your summer started.  Take hope!
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Episode 8 End of Year Checklist

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Elementary music teachers, are your music room closets and cabinets a mess?  If so, more help is here to get them and keep them clear!  Plus, did you know that "Happier Music Teacher: 50 Days to Being a Happier Music Teacher at Home and at School" is now available in paperback on Amazon!  Welcome new listeners from Musicplayonline!  I'm glad you are here!
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Tuesday May 07, 2024

Managing your resources and storage spaces as a busy music teacher is stressful!  No, that nightmare of a closet that you inherited will not get tidy over night but there is hope.  Here are some tactical tips and mindset shifts for taming your music room closet and cabinets!  Plus, the paperback is out on Amazon!!!!
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Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

How do you make the hectic month of May more manageable as a busy music teacher?  We're going to take a deep breath, backwards plan and break each task down into smaller parts.  Let's finish the spring semester strong!
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Meals for Musicians on F-FlatKendra Adachi "Have To and Hope To"

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

Need some meals for the busy end of school that aren't fast food but also aren't difficult?  Here are some of the convenient ways that I solve mealtime for my family as a music teacher.  Remember, I want you to be happier at home and at school!  Don't forget to enter to win a free 30 minute coaching with me in honor of the podcast's first birthday.
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Monday Apr 15, 2024

State testing may never be our favorite time of the year but it doesn't mean we have to decide to be miserable.  Let's reframe it as a prayer walk around campus in our jeans and comfortable shoes while we get a free snack from the lounge!
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