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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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…

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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…

The Musician of the Month Project

The Musician of the Month Project:  Inspiring Diverse Students through Engaged Listening By NAfME Member Adam N. McLean, M.M.Ed.Somerville (MA) Public SchoolsImmediate Past President, Boston Area Kodály Educators The original version of this article first appeared in the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal and was reprinted in the Michigan Music Educator.   Whether we teach general music or performing ensembles, elementary or secondary school, vocal or instrumental music, music listening is an important part of our curricula. Music listening has many clear benefits, such as hearing musical concepts in action, developing…

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