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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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What Is Music Licensing and Why Is It Important for a Music Career?

What Is Music Licensing and Why Is It Important for a Music Career? By Shane Whalen, sponsored by International Songwriting Competition   Simply put, music licensing has become one of the best ways for an artist to get more exposure and more revenue for their music. In short, getting your music placed in films, video games, TV shows, and other licensing avenues pays you an upfront fee and, depending on where and how often the track is played, can also get you paid continued royalties. In other words, any time…

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Giving Tuesday 2020: Make a Difference for Music Education

Giving Tuesday 2020 Make a Difference for Music Education   Can you make a donation to show your support for music education? With over 74 percent of school-age children needing to receive their music lessons via online learning, NAfME resources, content, and guidance are more important than ever before. Giving Tuesday—taking place this year on December 1, 2020—is nationally recognized as a day to provide support for the things that we care about.  We are asking that you show you care about music teachers—those who ensure that the creating and…

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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