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. 

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Play Ball! Out to the Ballgame with Atlanta Braves Organist Matthew Kaminski

Play Ball! Out to the Ballgame with Atlanta Braves Organist Matthew Kaminski By Thomas Amoriello Jr., Immediate Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The sights, sounds, and smells of the ballpark have created an atmosphere that has contributed to America’s pastime equally alongside the feats of legendary players including Hank Aaron, Ted Williams, and Derek Jeter. The famed seventh inning stretch singing of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” has been a fan favorite for over a century, but the sound of the organ is also synonymous with…

organist Matthew Kaminski at Truist Stadium
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The Capacity to Collaborate

The Capacity to Collaborate 5 Steps to Empower Teamwork  By NAfME Members Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl, Alison Parish, and Sarah Castrillon “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”—Phil Jackson This article was originally written by the co-authors in the fall of 2019 with the expectation to publish in the spring of 2020. However, when the pandemic hit, more timely topics took precedence, and this article went untouched for almost three years. With many educators retiring, resigning, changing positions, entering/re-entering the…

U.S. House Appropriations Committee Labor-HHS-Education Bill: Key Programs of Interest to Music Education Advocates

On June 30, the House Appropriations Committee approved its Labor-HHS-Education bill for FY 2023, moving all 12 government funding bills to the full House for consideration—an important first step in the appropriations process. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is set to receive $86.6 billion in discretionary funding, which is an $11.3 billion (15%) increase over FY22 funding, but still falls $1.6 billion short of the President’s request. The Appropriations Committee provided a detailed report of their Labor-HHS-Education bill, and here are key programs of interest to NAfME and our…