Irony is the word of the day…So after my post yesterday, my iRemote stopped working!! Everyone can agree….technology is great, WHEN it’s working!! So I spent yesterday afternoon and this morning trying to figure out what’s wrong. has a great article on how to solve iRemote issues, since this App was developed by Apple. But I still haven’t figured it out. It has to do with our Dynamic IP addresses assigned by the network at school and Bonjour being disabled. My iRemote App cannot communicate with my laptop anymore. I will keep working on it and let you know if I figure it out.

Does anyone else use iRemote? Any problems with yours??

iRemote, uRemote, we all Remote!

So I wanted to share something that is great fun and extremely useful in my music teaching endeavors……..iRemote!!! On my iTouch (that was recently donated to our music program, by a generous Partner-In-Education), I downloaded an App from Apple’s App Store called “iRemote.” This App is a LIFESAVER!! I most often use iTunes my laptop to play music for class….therefore, I can keep the iTouch with me and use it anywhere in my classroom to select, play, pause, and stop music!! No more running to my computer, pushing play, turning my back for kids to misbehave, running back to get my students in line!! I can simply select my song from my playlist or library right where I am!!! Now I know Apple and other brands have created products that do the same thing…..but they’re not FREE!!!!!! (However, you do have to have an iTouch or an iPhone for this to work……but they’re both so wonderful…..why not have one?!?!?)

Too much "Food for Thought"

So I have been formulating my first, “real” post on this blog for days. I can’t get over writing this first post – I keep thinking “I have to make it catchy or creative or intellectual.” But forget that!! I am just going to write. And to my good fortune, today I stumbled across a guest post on one of my favorite blogs that encompasses some of my current sentiments.

See Tammy Gilmore’s (of Treasure Chest of Thoughts) short but to the point guest post on 52 Teachers, 52 Weeks on I Want To Teach Forever by Mr. D

“Be firm, fair, and consistent.”

I have a student teacher this semester. This is a wonderful opportunity for learning and growth for both mentor and protege…..As an mentor teacher, I need to set the best example possible. Tammy’s straightforward statement above is a motto I must remember to live by, not only as a teacher, but as a human! This reminds me of how fortunate I am to be an educator!

Regardless of the subject we teach, us teachers are a blessed group…we have the great privilege and responsibilty to guide, educate, provide a structured environment where the best learning can take place.


I am not a new friend to the blogosphere; however, this is my first blog of my own! I am so happy to be sharing my ideas, thoughts, and reflections. I hope my posts give you, my readers, some musical “food for thought” and that you will feel free to comment. I wish for a fun, educational, and thoughtful dialogue here on “Learn Me Music” – for all of us, students, professionals, everyone, need to “Learn Us Some Music.”
The Wordle below is my reflection on the purpose of this blog…..Enjoy!