professional development

NAfME Academy

NAfME Academy is the online learning platform for music educators. The Academy allows educators to access the relevant professional development they need to further enhance their teaching and serve the needs of students through dynamic and effective materials and learning opportunities. By purchasing a one-year subscription, you will have access to 100+ hours of professional development webinars and various other content to augment your success in the classroom. 

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How ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ Impacted Music Education

How Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Impacted Music Education  By Mary Rogelstad  This article was originally posted on Cued In, the J. W. Pepper blog.   It’s said the first thing Fred Rogers did when he returned home from emergency surgery for stomach cancer was go straight to his piano. His wife Joanne has shared with friends how much her husband loved playing that piano. His grandmother bought the nine-foot Steinway concert grand for Fred when he was only a teenager. He used that piano for the rest of his life, including when he…

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood song books by Hal Leonard
guitar class

Guitar Class in the Sooner State

Guitar Class in the Sooner State Number 34: The State of Oklahoma By Thomas Amoriello, Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “Guitar Class in 50 States,” we will not hear the perspective of a guitar class teacher, but that of the Director of Visual and Performing Arts for the Oklahoma City Public School District (OKCPS), Rhonda Taylor. As guitar class educators, we advocate and find ways of creating unique experiences for our children, but having the support of an upper administrator in your corner…

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, . . . Am I Providing Opportunities Reflecting All?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, . . . Am I Providing Opportunities Reflecting All? Expanding Diversity by Featuring Diverse Conductors, Composers, and Clinicians  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article was originally published in the November 2019 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine.   “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”~ Stephen R. Covey Since 2001 I have stood on the podium before numerous bands and thought I was enough. I thought the gender diversity I offered as a respected female conductor of secondary bands was significant, and enough for…

High School Friends Taking A Picture Together