A well orchestrated classroom is a place where learning happens. We believe that there are two basic ingredients to having a well orchestrated classroom:
A) Students who understand they must respect one other for learning to happen. Basically, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
B) Teachers who establish routines for success, are consistent with consequences for students who don't respect other students, and design lesson plans that are so engaging that the students won't want to be off task.
It's a pretty tall order, but the reward is great. The following list begins with a few general music classroom management tips, and are followed by our favorite strategies for keeping kids happy and engaged - avoiding the need to modify behavior.