As a musician, tech enthusiast and educator, I have always hoped a time would come that it would be possible to rehearse, jam or perform live over the internet with people in different locations in affordable ways. With all the technology development over the last couple of decades, the time is now.
In this podcast with my long time friend, musician and fellow educator Bob Duff, we share reflections on our journey to the Jamulus software and our experiences along the way to piano (Bob) and clarinet (me) online live synchronous music making.
You know the drill … grab a cup of your favourite coffee brew and enjoy the conversation!
For the past 2 and a half years I have been fortunate to work with the staff and students at Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre at Constance Lake First Nation (2 Musko Rd, Ontario P0L 1B0) in a variety of capacities.
Last year I was honoured to team up with Melissa Lavoie with the Walk With Us project and bring together many interesting learning elements together. It was an amazing experience all around and will always be a very special memory for me.
Have a listen to the podcast to learn about Walk with Us and our process, then check out the the student work and elder interviews by clicking the Walk With Us graphic below.
This episode of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an interview with Shannon Clark and Stephen Hurley. I hope you enjoy this conversation outlining my happenstance meeting with Shannon, her research and plan to impact health and well being in Canada – adults and students!
With 12 years experience as a physiotherapist working with diabetics, Shannon Clark, owner of ‘4 the Luv of Food’, has developed a tool called the Balance Factor to teach North Americans the nutrient value of food and how to properly balance meals and snacks.
The Balance Factor teaches consumers how to stabilize blood sugar resulting in less insulin use, less body fat and a reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
Make a cup of your favourite blend of coffee, settle into a comfy chair and enjoy learning about this initiative.
I had a wonderful recent opportunity to connect with Ontario teacher Scott McKenzie to record this podcast on his approach to embracing coding in the classroom, how his approach has changed and evolved over the last few year and catch a glimpse at “what next” in Scott’s classroom.
I hope listeners appreciate Scott’s open and reflective conversation. Head to the kitchen, prepare a fresh brew and enjoy this conversation with Scott McKenzie.
The session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an interview with Cambridge based music therapist Janel Morphy. Janel has started her own business (Axon Music Therapy) and has experience working with school aged students.
Make a cup of your favourite coffee brew, and enjoy this conversation and learning and wellness!
One of my highlights from attending the OMEA Interlude 2017 conference, was hearing the Six String Nation presentation by Jowi Taylor – wow, what an amazing story.
Jowi is an award winning writer, broadcaster, creator of the Six String Nation project, recipient of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal. I was thrilled to meet Jowi in person at the conference, and honoured to host him at our home to record this podcast about the Six String Nation project concept, journey and future plans.
Jowi Taylor and the awesome sounding voyageur guitar
Head to the kitchen and make your favourite coffee brew and enjoy this wonderful conversation with Jowi.
This session of the Virtual Coffee Shop podcast features an in depth discussion with music educator Josh Hill. I think you will enjoy learning about his fascinating insights into the fabric of education.
I have my coffee ready. Do you?
Settle in to a comfortable chair and enjoy the discussion!