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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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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…

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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…

Guitar Class in the Prairie State

Guitar Class in the Prairie State Number 33: The State of Illinois By Thomas Amoriello, Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Today we visit the Land of Lincoln with Mr. Nate Jackson, a native of Martinsville, Illinois, who has been a member of the Lincoln-Way District #210 music faculty since 2001 and teaches all levels of guitar at Lincoln-Way Central. Mr. Jackson earned degrees in guitar performance from Millikin University and Northern Illinois University (NIU), and he obtained education certification through NIU.   Mr. Jackson’s Guitar Studio classes have been…

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