Special Education

2024 Music Education Champion Award Rep. David Scott (GA-13) with NAfME President-Elect Cecil Adderley, NAfME President Deb Confredo, NAfME Immediate Past President Scott R. Sheehan, and GMEA leaders and collegiate members

Rep. David Scott (GA-13) Named Recipient of the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award

Representative David Scott of Georgia Named the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award Recipient HERNDON, VA (June 12, 2024)—National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce Representative David…

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President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities

President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager On March 11, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal…

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NAfME Endorses the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act

NAfME Endorses the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is dedicated to ensuring access…

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Creating Music with a Neurodiverse Population

Creating Music with a Neurodiverse Population 3 Strings Is Dismantling Music Education Inequality By Ruth LeMay, NAfME Council for Guitar Education North Central Division Representative This article first appeared in…

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Using a Comprehensive Arts Education Model to Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Students in Arts Education

Using a Comprehensive Arts Education Model to Meet the Needs of Neurodiverse Students in Arts Education By NAfME Members Brandon Roeder and Eve Snyder Presenting Using a Comprehensive Arts Education…

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Coping with Hearing Loss in a Music Education Setting

Coping with Hearing Loss in a Music Education Setting Teacher and Student By NAfME Member Edward J. Ercilla Presenting Coping with Hearing Loss in the Music Education Setting: Teacher and Student…

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United Sound: Putting Passion to Practice

United Sound Putting Passion to Practice By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl The following interview occurred in January 2020 after I attended a presentation about United Sound at the December…

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Teaching Music Remotely: Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Teaching Music Remotely Strategies for Students with Disabilities By NAfME Member Ellary A. Draper This article will appear in the April 2021 issue of General Music Today.  In March of…

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Distance Learning for Special Learners in the Music Classroom

Distance Learning for Special Learners in the Music Classroom By NAfME Member Brian Wagner-Yeung   Many students have been struggling during this time period of COVID-19. While music programs were…

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Instrumental Compositions for Special Learners and Friends

Instrumental Compositions for Special Learners and Friends Three Lessons for Immersion Settings   By NAfME Members Michele Kaschub and Janice Smith   Students with special learning needs are often included…

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