music education

2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the conference. Justification Toolkit is now availableSponsorship opportunities are available.

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Minimizing the Frustration of Learning the Horn

Minimizing the Frustration of Learning the Horn: How to Set Up Your New Horn Players for Long-Term Success   By NAfME Member Rachel Hockenberry   While the horn operates fundamentally the same as the other brass instruments, the qualities that make the instrument unique can be very frustrating for the young hornist. Use these tips to help your horn players experience success from the beginning and avoid having to correct bad habits in the future!   1. The Ear Test   You don’t need to have perfect pitch to play…

technology platforms

Managing Multiple Technology Platforms and Systems in Your Music Instruction

  Taming Technology Managing Multiple Technology Platforms & Systems in Your Music Instruction   By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A.   As you use more and more technology in your teaching, you might find yourself eventually intertwined in a technological web of software, hardware, apps, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, interactive white boards (IWB), etc. As part of their functionality, these devices and applications interact with one another using a variety of computer platforms and systems. This point of contact can be daunting for most users. How do you manage…

A Summer Bucket List for Teachers

A Summer Bucket List for Teachers Seven Ideas for “Self-Care” for Teachers By NAfME Member Richard Grennor This article originally appeared on “Dr. Grennor’s Music Academy” blog. Teaching can be one of the most rewarding jobs. Teaching can also be emotionally, mentally, and physically consuming. It is important for teachers to plan to enjoy their summer break by spending a few weeks devoted to activities outside of teaching. As a result, you will feel much better when you come back to work! What follows are some suggestions for a summer bucket list…