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2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following topic areas, 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 forums and conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Finding the Right Music Literature for Your Guitar Program

  Finding the Right Music Literature for Your Guitar Program  By NAfME Member Christopher J. Perez Director – Freedom High School Guitar Program, Orlando, FL   “The approach to what you do, results in what you get . . .” Freddie Gruber (1927-2011)—Drummer and Master Teacher Today there are more publishing houses releasing a wide variety of solo and ensemble guitar literature that now rivals what is found in band and orchestra. In this blog I will share different ideas about developing and adding to your Guitar Music Library.  …

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Coping with Tragedy in the Music Classroom

  Coping with Tragedy in the Music Classroom How Music Teachers Can Help By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo Considering the recent events surrounding the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I’d like to take a moment to grapple with how we handle events such as these in the music classroom. Please note I am not a music therapist, nor do I claim to have a psychology degree. I only know what I have lived through and witnessed in my 36 years in the classroom. Dictionary.com defines…

Teacher Walkouts, Protests, and Insufficient Funding for Education

Teacher Walkouts, Protests, and Insufficient Funding for Education Inadequate and deficient funding for education in the United States continues to be a systemic issue across all levels. In the past few weeks, thousands of educators from across the nation, including those in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, and West Virginia, have conducted protests and walkouts to raise awareness of this important issue and seek higher funding for public education.  While Congress recently passed a bipartisan spending bill that raised education funding to a record $70.9 billion, education still only accounts for a…