Ensembles

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What Is the Most Important Thing You Want Your Students to Learn from You?

What is the most important thing you want your students to know and be able to do as a result of their time with you in music class/rehearsal this year?…

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The Importance of Proper Instrument Setup

The Importance of Proper Instrument Setup A Guide from Kennedy Violins By Joel Kennedy  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Kennedy Violins. Since 2000, Kennedy Violins has been…

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Top Five Percussion Tips for Concert Band Festivals

Top Five Percussion Tips for Concert Band Festivals By Wenger Guest Author Shilo Stroman, Senior Instructor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Wenger…

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How do you make your classroom an inviting and welcoming space for all students?

How do you make your classroom an inviting and welcoming space for all students? Five Music Educators Respond This article first appeared in the October 2023 issue of Teaching Music.…

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4 Tips for Incorporating Popular Music into Traditional Ensembles

4 Tips for Incorporating Popular Music into Traditional Ensembles By NAfME Member Dr. Robert L. Bryant III The blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Yamaha Corporation of America. The…

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Establish Empathy in the Ensemble

Establish Empathy in the Ensemble Conducting Musicians Before the Music  By NAfME Members Dr. Lauren Reynolds and Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them…

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A Dozen Fun, Productive, Refreshing Activities to Help Recharge Your Ensemble

When the Thrill Is Gone: A Dozen Fun, Productive, Refreshing Activities to Help Recharge Your Ensemble By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry  I remember having the greatest plan. “What a triumph—the…

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The History of Double Bass Patterns

The History of Double Bass Patterns By Jason Heath, Orchestral Strings Product Specialist, Eastman Music Company This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Eastman Music Company. The double bass,…

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Finding Spaces for Collaborative Pedagogy in Music Education

Finding Spaces for Collaborative Pedagogy in Music Education By Drew X Coles  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Teachers College, Columbia University Master of Arts in Music and…

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NAfME Council for Orchestral Education Shares Encouragement and Ideas for Orchestra Directors during MIOSM®

NAfME Council for Orchestral Education Shares Encouragement and Ideas for Orchestra Directors during Music In Our Schools Month® During Music In Our Schools Month®, the NAfME Council for Orchestral Education…

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