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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Guitar Class in the Green Mountain State: Vermont

Guitar Class in the Green Mountain State Number 49: The State of Vermont By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair Images in this article were taken before the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of “50 States of Guitar Class,” the NAfME Council for Guitar Education speaks with music educator Cindy Hall of Oxbow High School in Bradford, Vermont. She has found unique ways to incorporate the guitar into the music program in Vermont. Thank you, Ms. Hall, for sharing…

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What We Believe: Black Lives Matter

What We Believe: Black Lives Matter As a nation, we are hurting again. Still. Racial injustice is real, and ongoing, and increasingly evident as COVID-19 disproportionately affects Black communities, and as we are again seeing videos of Black lives ending. We see it. And we reiterate: Black Lives Matter.  We are listening. As teachers, we hear our students’ pain.  As the National Association for Music Education, we know that music is important in student lives–and we know that listening to music and making music are things that people do when they…

State Success Stories – Alabama

In our next entry in the State Success Stories series, we want to spotlight some of the work that the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) has done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know, the outbreak has caused everyone to adjust and adapt to a new educational reality. With the financial strain on the states and guidance emerging on how schools will re-open in the coming school year, Alabama MEA leadership has taken several steps not only to ensure that music education remains well-funded and a core…

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