Lifelong Learning

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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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Navigating Musical Success

Navigating Musical Success The Interplay of Competency and Adaptability  By NAfME Member Derris Lee In the vast expanse of musical expression, the dynamic interplay between competency and adaptability serves as…

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“Buff, but Don’t Sculpt”—Some Thoughts on Writing and Editing

“Buff, but Don’t Sculpt”—Some Thoughts on Writing and Editing From an Interview with Ella Wilcox by John C. Donaldson and Douglas C. Orzolek This article first appeared in the September…

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Learn from My Mistakes

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a New Teacher By NAfME Member Erika Wahlers Dear new, motivated, excited, and eager teacher, Learn from my mistakes. Like every other part…

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Planning for the Inevitable

Planning for the Inevitable Navigating Challenges in and out of the Classroom By Amy Kraft and NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “The tests we face in life’s journey are…

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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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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski Ella Wilcox’s article “Building a Legacy” in the August 2022 Teaching Music magazine begins with the current worry of the teacher shortage…

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Giraffes Can’t Dance

Giraffes Can’t Dance St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Digital Tiny Tunes Places Early Childhood Students in the Middle of an Orchestral Story Sponsored by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Early childhood is…

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Play Ball! 2nd Inning: Out to the Ballgame with Retired White Sox Organist Nancy Faust

Play Ball! 2nd Inning Out to the Ballgame with Retired White Sox Organist Nancy Faust By Thomas Amoriello Jr., Immediate Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The 2022…

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Play Ball! Out to the Ballgame with Major League Baseball Team Organist Matthew Kaminski

Play Ball! Out to the Ballgame with Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Organist Matthew Kaminski By Thomas Amoriello Jr., Immediate Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The sights,…

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