Owen Bradley is the Band Director and Chairman of the Performing Arts Academy at North Port High School in North Port Florida. A 1988 graduate of the Florida State University, he has been teaching for 20 years in Florida. He holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum with and emphasis in Integrating Technology in the Classroom and is a Sarasota County Schools NeXt Generation Educator. He is currently working on his doctoral degree in education leadership

You can reach me via email at:  owenbradley@gmail.com


15 Responses to About

  1. Owen,

    I was wondering if you would include a link to my blog on your blog. I have put a link to your blog on mine. I have also highlighted your blog in an upcoming article for the NJMEA Journal – Tempo Magazine. I think your blog is great!

    James Frankel

  2. Owen,

    Thanks for your well wishes and keep up the great work on your blog!


  3. tjweller says:

    Hi Owen,

    I really enjoy hearing from you on Mustech.net. Joe has shared some of your projects and work with me and I am very impressed. I wanted to ask you if you have heard of the “Thummer”? I received a lengthy response on my last post – some Aussie transplat in Austin Texas who spent a great deal of time (albeit shamelessly) pimping “The Thummer”. At best it is an electronic musical instrument that has been merged with an X-Box game controller.

    While his comments basically say music advocacy is a wasted effort, he says that this is the future of reaching people through music (I don’t quite agree…). However, there are some benefits here that could open some ears and minds. I immediately thought of your podcast about reaching the non-music student you did for Mustech.net. I included the link if you want to check it out (http://www.thummer.com). Thanks for your time, and best wishes with the rest of your marching band season!


    Travis J. Weller

    • Retta says:

      Life can cause serious injury. I suppose it’s better to get carpal tunnel playing WII inside. And, it’s far healthier to watch TV, because you just can’t get hurt doing that.I played sports – I’m sure most of us have. The worst injury I’ve sustained to date was actually falling in my own backyard, twisting my ankle (and worse, my back) from a rabbit ho2Ilet&#8.17;s crazy to ban these sports and it just helps us move a little closer to a national of true couch potato-ism.

  4. Karen says:

    Thanks so much for all your work on this blog, it’s amazing! I am a pre-service music teacher and I will try to incorporate some of your ideas in my student teaching and internships!

  5. Hi Owen,
    I read about you in the SBO magazine, and then visited your blog. I am SO EXCITED to read your story, and to learn about the strides you are making in music education. I have my Masters in Music Ed., and although it was a wonderful education, it didn’t prepare me for the technological explosion that is happening in music today.

    I am the band director for a small Catholic high school. I want to include music technology in my program. I know very little about it. Where do you advise I begin? I looked at all of your equipment, and it is scary, since it all looks so confusing. I haven’t seen any technology workshops advertised, and I’m afraid that self-education would be a waste for me.

    I will continue to visit your blog, and the other music educators’. I want to keep my program vital and alive to students who don’t listen to traditional band music, but who want to make music anyway.

    Thank you for your time,
    Kristie Ossello

  6. Larry Marra says:

    Owen, I interviewed Joe on my music podcast entitled,musicteachers911. He said some pretty amazing things about you and all your projects.

    Would you be interested in being a special guest on my show? let me know. Search iTunes for musicteachers911 if you want to hear a few shows to see what it’s about.

  7. Hello Owen,

    How are you?

    I wanted to ask if you might be interested in linking to our website http://www.pointblankonline.net

    We offer highly accredited music education to students across the globe. Through our pioneering Digital Video Response technology we can offer students a 1-2-1, customised learning experience throughout their course. Wherein their tutor can analyse the work and provide the student with a personalised lesson plan and critique.

    Please take a look and let me know what you think. We would definitely be open to reciprocating any link.

    Take care and I look forward to your response.


  8. bil bryant says:


    Here is the latest news from Soundation and our free online music making app Soundation Studio, which now imports midi files.

    If you would like more information please contact me.

    Thank you, Bil

  9. Gary says:

    I would be very grateful if you have a look at my free ear training resource:
    A lot of music teachers and enthusiasts have found it useful, so I thought it might be interesting for your music education resource.

  10. Allan Ward says:

    Hi Owen,
    Are you accepting any guest posts for your blog? I see you haven’t updated for a while so I’m not sure if it’s still active or not.

    My guitar blog is http://StrictlyGuitar.com – you can see samples of my articles there.


    • Wood says:

      Broadsheet? That is no way to refer to your sister although it is a bit funny. Hadn’t thought of that one yet. Broadsheet v TaelGid.oooglbd Aust Open Tennis allergy list and nothing that stands out.

  11. Hi Owen,
    My name is Elizabeth Potter, and I am a junior in high school. I am working on a documentary with my orchestra teacher about how to continue music after high school. I came across your website and thought you might be interested. Here is the link to our Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/828077127/carry-the-tune?ref=live. Feel free to pass it on to anyone who may be interested.
    Thanks so much!
    Elizabeth Potter

  12. Nadia Ilardi says:

    Hi, Owen,
    Very interesting blog.
    What do you think about Music School in VA – Nadia School of Music (http://vamusiclessons.com)?
    It’s very interesting your oppinion! Thank you!

    Nadia Ilardi

  13. Ndangoh Terrence Awah says:

    I like it such a wonderful idea blessings

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