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NAfME Academy

NAfME Academy is the online learning platform for music educators. The Academy allows educators to access the relevant professional development they need to further enhance their teaching and serve the needs of students through dynamic and effective materials and learning opportunities. By purchasing a one-year subscription, you will have access to 100+ hours of professional development webinars and various other content to augment your success in the classroom. 

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Guitar Class in the Bay State

Guitar Class in the Bay State Number 35: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   The NAfME Council for Guitar Education introduces Harry Wagg, who was recently appointed chair of the guitar education council for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association. Currently he is the instrumental director at Lynnfield High School, where he leads a fairly innovative program that has a heavy focus on small ensembles, improvisation, creative decision-making, and inclusion. As a guitarist, Mr. Wagg is passionate about guitar education in general, but specifically how…

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood song books by Hal Leonard

How ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ Impacted Music Education

How Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Impacted Music Education  By Mary Rogelstad  This article was originally posted on Cued In, the J. W. Pepper blog.   It’s said the first thing Fred Rogers did when he returned home from emergency surgery for stomach cancer was go straight to his piano. His wife Joanne has shared with friends how much her husband loved playing that piano. His grandmother bought the nine-foot Steinway concert grand for Fred when he was only a teenager. He used that piano for the rest of his life, including when he…

Guitar Class in the Sooner State

Guitar Class in the Sooner State Number 34: The State of Oklahoma By Thomas Amoriello, Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “Guitar Class in 50 States,” we will not hear the perspective of a guitar class teacher, but that of the Director of Visual and Performing Arts for the Oklahoma City Public School District (OKCPS), Rhonda Taylor. As guitar class educators, we advocate and find ways of creating unique experiences for our children, but having the support of an upper administrator in your corner…

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