Matt Edwards

Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Technology Thursday: Sheet protectors and dry erase markers

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k2-_6b97116f-ff14-4ffb-8d59-48beb7e8d95a.v1.jpgI debated on whether or not to include this on the technology series, but since Wikipedia says that technology is “the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used … in the accomplishment of objectives….” I thought it was justifiable 🙂

I learned this trick from my friend and colleague VP Boyle (check out his book here!) Instead of marking up your students’ music with pencil and then trying to erase those notes that are no longer relevant a few weeks later, have them put their music in clear sheet protectors and use dry erase markers. You can use all the colors you want, make the markings as big as you want, and then when the student no longer needs the note, you just wipe it off. It’s GENIUS!


Thanks VP and to everyone else – enjoy!


2 comments on “Technology Thursday: Sheet protectors and dry erase markers

  1. Margaret Baroody
    March 3, 2016

    Love it Matt. Brilliant!!! Peggy Baroody


  2. tenorman28
    March 10, 2016

    Very cool idea Matt! I’ve discovered erasable coloured pencils, pens and highlighters that actually DO completely erase! I use a different colour each week to mark problems (note, rhythm and word mistakes) and expression marks. Once a rainbow starts developing then the student knows they’re in trouble 🙂

    Craig Tompkins


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