Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music. We will be updating these resources frequently. 

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Embracing Digitalization: The Unexpected Benefits of E-Learning

Embracing Digitalization The Unexpected Benefits of E-Learning By Sharon Cho, sponsored by QuaverEd   COVID-19 has presented the first real test of e-learning systems to school districts across the nation. While much has been written about the “How?” of distance teaching and learning—introducing teachers to the best practices of e-learning—not much has been written about the “Why?”   This particular interruption has introduced unexpected benefits, as it relates to relationships and inclusive education. In this way, “Why embrace e-learning?” now includes these three truths: Digitalization offers new opportunities for relationship-building…

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NAfME Supports Arts Coalition Study on Effects of COVID-19

  NAfME Supports Arts Coalition Study on Effects of COVID-19 on Return to the Rehearsal Hall NAfME is supporting a new study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall. The study will examine aerosol rates produced by wind instrumentalists, vocalists, and even actors, and how quickly those aerosol rates accumulate in a space.  As part of NAfME support for the study, our Society chairs (SRME chair Deborah A. Confredo and SMTE chair Linda Thornton) and NAfME President Kathleen D. Sanz, as well as NAfME staff, have…

Guitar Class in the Mountain State

Guitar Class in the Mountain State Number 48: The State of West Virginia By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair   Images in this article were taken before the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tug Valley High School is in rural Northern Mingo County, Williamson, West Virginia, and is fortunate to have music educator J. Alan Riffle on their faculty. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and a member and former facilitator of the Mingo County Music Educators PLC. Riffle…

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