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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First Comes Love, Second Comes Mastery

First Comes Love, Second Comes Mastery Connecting Socially, Emotionally, and Virtually as a Community By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article was originally published in the March 2020 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller   Education as we know it changed forever in March 2020 when our nation’s schools shut their doors due to the coronavirus. Each school system set its expectations and standards for instruction differently.…

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Tony Sauza

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope”

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope” An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Tony Sauza   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Modern Band will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Tony Sauza will lead the Modern Band. Learn more about Tony Sauza here. In this conversation, Sauza shares some of his thoughts on his favorite songs and artists, tips for auditioning, and the upcoming ANHE Modern Band.     When did you first fall in love with music? I…

Online Learning in the Ensemble Class?!

Online Learning in the Ensemble Class?! Use Technology and Distance Education to Teach Ensemble Classes Remotely By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A.   The emergency school closures due to COVID-19 have pushed many school systems and teachers to use online or distance education to deliver instruction. The complexities and practicality of this varies with each content area. For example, an online discussion via Google Classroom in an English class or a student-created PowerPoint presentation for a history class, both accompanied by a video lecture through Zoom seem ideal uses…

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