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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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Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Ten

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Ten By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair The “Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books” series continues with article number ten as we focus on works by authors Carole Boston Weatherford and Robbin Gourley who introduce two North Carolina legends in their childhood years with Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane and Talkin’ Guitar: A Story of Young Doc Watson. John Coltrane (1926–1967) and Arthel “Doc” Watson (1923–2012) both…

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Jennifer Collins Named Recipient of the 2020 George N. Parks Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburtcatherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 Jennifer Collins of Wakefield, Rhode Island, Named Recipient of the 2020 George N. Parks Award from the National Association for Music Education and Music for All RESTON, VA (November 23, 2020)—The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced that Jennifer Collins, Director of Bands at Broad Rock Middle School in Wakefield, Rhode Island, is the recipient of the 2020 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education. Collins accepted the award during a virtual Music for All event on November 14,…

Music, Encoded: How a Bit of Programming Can Become a Teacher’s Secret Superpower

Music, Encoded How a Bit of Programming Can Become a Teacher’s Secret Superpower By NAfME Member Krisztina Mathe Over the course of a few months, education as we know it has entirely transformed. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on traditional classroom learning, and even more severely impacted ensemble rehearsal and performance experiences. This situation and its setbacks, however, are not without a bright side for those teachers who can demonstrate flexibility in times of major change. We can continue to foster valuable educational opportunities for our students, especially if…

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