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Turn your setbacks into success (Pt. 2), with Gabriel Crouch

Join Ryan Guth, as he interviews former member of The King's Singers and choral director, Gabriel Crouch. This interview offers insight into how Gabriel gained from his many setbacks to become a true leader in the choral world.   Listen (PART 1 HERE) Bio Gabriel...

Turn your setbacks into success (Pt. 1), with Gabriel Crouch

Join Ryan Guth, as he interviews former member of The King's Singers and choral director, Gabriel Crouch. This interview offers insight into how Gabriel gained from his many setbacks to become a true leader in the choral world. Listen (PART 2 HERE) Bio Gabriel Crouch...

Top Technique Tuesdays

Start the period off right for a peaceful and focused rehearsal

I've used this technique for years with my middle school choirs to get them more focused. It works every time! The focused hallway technique Start by greeting your students in the hallway as they arrive. (Do not let them in the room.) Have them arrange themselves from...

Male Vocal Range Evaluation, with Ryan Guth

Listen as Ryan does 3 quick high school baritone vocal range evaluations!   Student A (8th Grade): A2-E4 Student B (10th Grade): F2-E4 Student C (11th Grade): F#2-F34 Principles Keep it simple Do an ascending exercise on [ja] - Do, Re, Mi, Re, Do What's the last...

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome, with Ryan Guth

Here are 7 ways to overcome impostor syndrome, based on my own experience. Accept your successes - Make a list of your accomplishments Give of yourself - Help others and experience the great sense of self-worth that comes from that. Stop comparing yourself to others -...

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What You Win When You Lose, with Ryan Guth

TEACHERS: Share this episode with your choir! In our “winning is everything” culture, the goals of competition seem crystal clear: the medal, the role, the spot in the honor choir. Sometimes when the competition is fierce, those rewards don’t seem worth the effort....

When You Are the New Kid, with Christopher Kurt

Just because you graduated high school, graduated college, and got a job doesn’t mean that you won’t sometimes still feel like the new kid. Ryan checks back in with podcast favorite and Ukulele Ninja Christopher Kurt about his first quarter teaching in a new school....

Performance Horror! with Shane Thomas, Jr.

Nightmare fuel. I don’t have any other words to describe this choral horror experience, shared by Shane Thomas, Jr. Like all the best Halloween stories, it’s equal parts trauma and comedy. So if you are feeling brave, dear Director, go ahead and listen to the scariest...

Connect with their Culture, with Conrad Weber

Conrad Weber is a white, middle class man who has spent his entire music education career in a black, high-poverty school. Conrad talks to Ryan about how to build bridges across the cultural chasm, in a situation where none of the usual standards apply. This interview...

Programs with Impact: Let’s Go Digital, with Ryan Guth

You probably never studied graphic design, but your audience still deserves a concert program that doesn’t look like a church bulletin from 1998. If the economic and ecologic costs of paper programs have you concerned, Ryan is here to teach you how to go digital. He...

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