Lifelong Learning

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Rediscovering Recreational Listening through Music Listening Clubs

Another Perspective: Rediscovering Recreational Listening through Music Listening Clubs By NAfME Member Lisa D. Martin  This article first appeared in the December 2023 issue of Music Educators Journal.  It was…

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Rest, Recreate, and Recharge over the Summer

What do you do to rest, recreate, and/or recharge over the summer? Seven Music Educators Share Their Thoughts This article first appeared in the April 2024 issue of Teaching Music.…

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The H.E.A.R.T. Model for Inspiring Growth through Experiential Learning and Resilience in Music Education

The H.E.A.R.T. Model for Inspiring Growth through Experiential Learning and Resilience in Music Education By NAfME Members José Leonardo Leon, D.M.A., Florida Atlantic University, and José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D., University…

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Turn the Lights Back On

Turn the Lights Back On By NAfME Members Amy M. Knopps and Lori Schwartz Reichl “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” ― Ram…

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How Tri-M® Music Honor Society Can Spotlight Your Music Program

How Tri-M® Music Honor Society Can Spotlight Your Music Program Considering the Two Pillars of Service and Leadership  By NAfME Member Jessica Fiedorowicz One of the wonderful things about having…

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Brazilian Pop: Shaping Global Music Ed

Brazilian Pop Shaping Global Music Ed By Beatriz Galatti Pedro and NAfME member José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D. University of Florida “Brazilian Pop: Shaping Global Music Ed” presents a comprehensive exploration…

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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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Honoring Music Educators

Honoring Music Educators The CMA Foundation’s Music Teachers of Excellence Program By NAfME Member Shawna Longo  The blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member CMA Foundation. During the 2023 CMA…

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Using a More Loving Language

Using a More Loving Language Kind Words Have Power By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly…

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Life through the Lens of Music

Life through the Lens of Music By NAfME Member Stephanie San Roman In my very first undergraduate class we were asked to write our philosophy of music education. I have…

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