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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Social and Emotional Learning and Visual and Performing Arts

Finding Sanctuary Social and Emotional Learning and Visual and Performing Arts  By NAfME Member Edward Varner, Ed.D.  This article was first published on Edward Varner’s Creating Hope blog.   Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. VPA’s Natural Alignment with Social and Emotional Learning Visual and performing arts (VPA)…

EMPATHY: Written in Wood Block Letters, White Background
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Advising Students on Majoring in Music

Advising Students on Majoring in Music A Little Nudge Can Do Them Good By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl  This article was originally published in the October 2019 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”~ Dr. Seuss   Throughout high school, my interests and talents were leading me towards a musical career. However, I thought my career goals would lead in a different direction at the onset of adulthood. So, as…

More Than Half of the 2021 Music Educator Award Quarterfinalists Are NAfME Members

More Than Half of the 2021 Music Educator AwardTM Quarterfinalists Are NAfME Members The Music Educator Award Is Presented by The Recording AcademyTM and the GRAMMY Museum®   The Recording Academy™ and GRAMMY Museum® has announced 216 quarterfinalists for the 2021 GRAMMY Music Educator Award™, and of that number, 118 are currently members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)*. In all, nearly 2,000 initial nominations of teachers from 199 cities were submitted. In addition to the quarterfinalists, 91 legacy applicants from 2020 will also be eligible to win the award…

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