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A (Partial) Timeline of Music Education Blogging

1114416_musicIn Dr. Pisano’s effort to get 100 Music Education (ME) Bloggers by the end of this year, I thought it would be interesting to go through those blogs he has listed and see if I could determine when they all started.








Are you a music educator with a blog? Did I leave you off this list? Leave a comment, and I’ll add you.

Some interesting points of interest here that I discovered is that there seem to be music educators creating blogs all the time. Since June of 2007, at least one blog a month has been created. This is wonderful! With this many blogs, there should be no shortage of great content in December’s edition of the Music Education Blog Carnival! So go ahead and submit an article.

Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (<strong><a href="">@sywtt</a></strong>) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. <strong><a href="">So You Want To Teach?</a></strong> is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

19 thoughts on “A (Partial) Timeline of Music Education Blogging

  1. Joel This is a great historical list! Congrats, I am going to post to it.
    One addition, is I started my first education/music blog on October 5th, 2005 @ This was folded and reborn into in August of 2006.

    I’d also like permission to reprint this list and credit and link to you/it under the ME Blogger tab on page…

    J. Pisano

  2. Wow! What an undertaking! This is so fun to have in list form. I began going through each one a while ago, but this list motivates me to continue!

  3. Chris, I made the change. Thanks!

    Rebecca, I was surprised by how much it motivated me too. I was saddened by the number of blogs I found that had been around for more than a few months and had less than 5 posts. Maybe this trackback will help inspire them to write some more…

  4. Hi Joel – that’s an interesting study! My own music education blog has lapsed ( but not my commitment to elearning and music! I found I was writing online in just too many different places so I re-organised! In particular, I found that carrying on the discussion in places like was more valuable to me than my own blog, and I wanted to integrate my professional music blogging and my education blogging in one place, as it hit me that these were not separate but mutually beneficial. All the best.

  5. Joel,

    Thanks for putting in the work to put together this list!

    Since you have my site down as Unknown I will clarify things a bit. MusicEdMagic actually started on July 26th of 2005 but with a different domain name. My first article (Group Discipline While Traveling) is still up there at the address:

    I didn’t start calling my blog Tales From The Podium until much later. Sorry for the confusion. :)

  6. I must admit it was a fun project. Just sitting down and reading a few music education blogs really inspired me and gave me a few new feeds to follow as well. Thanks for all of your comments! I’m away from home, but when I get back I will make sure to make all of the changes you have all suggested.

  7. I’m a music teacher with an education blog–but I don’t blog exclusively about music education. Does that count? I’ve been blogging since January 2007…


  8. Although I’m a music teacher, I confess that very few of the posts on my blog (which I only started in October last year) are specifically about music – but I’m sure the balance will be redressed in time!

  9. Nancy and Caz,

    I started my blog in February of 2007 and wrote nothing specifically about music teaching for the first year. Even then, it was maybe once a month. Don’t worry about it. Just write whatever works and share it with the world. :)

  10. Hi Joel!
    Great post! It’s so cool to see so many bloggers blogging about music ed. I didn’t see mine in the list though!;) I re-started blogging publicly on Oct 15, 2008 when I changed my classroom website into a blog and began this journey to blog about life in the Urban Music Education world.
    I’m inspired by your blog and have added you to my blogroll too!
    Sarah Johnston at

  11. Hi, it’s a great list but July 1 is not quite the right date for me . . . my site actually started in Sep 2006. It was replatformed to Drupal in Feb 2008 so that is the date that is reflected in a lot of my content.

    Not that it’s really important – what matters is that all this great content is out there!

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