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Best Communities for Music Education Designation a Lifeline for Music Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Best Communities for Music Education Designation a Lifeline for Music Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Claire Kreger-Boaz, sponsored by The NAMM Foundation Adapted from, “Best Communities for Music Education…

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John Kao: A Pathway of Improvisation

John Kao A Pathway of Improvisation By Ella Wilcox This article first appeared in the October 2021 issue of Teaching Music. Thought leader John Kao finds that music fosters creativity,…

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SMTE: A Nexus for Things Happening in Music Education

Society for Music Teacher Education: A Nexus for Things Happening in Music Education By Carla Kalogeridis This article first appeared in the October 2021 issue of Teaching Music. As part…

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From Trumpet to Violin: Journeying into the String World

From Trumpet to Violin: Journeying into the String World By NAfME Member Michaela Johnson   Dear Music Educator, Are you aware of the string teacher shortage in the United States?…

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10 Books to Improve Practice

10 Books to Improve Practice Part I: Why Practice Works By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser with contributions by Lori Schwartz Reichl We have all heard the phrase “practice makes perfect,”…

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Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Fourteen

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Fourteen By Thomas Amoriello Jr., NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair This edition of “Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with…

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Full Time Equivalency and Its Place in a Post-Pandemic World

Full Time Equivalency and Its Place in a Post-Pandemic World  What Is FTE? By NAfME Member William Brandt  Full Time Equivalency, or FTE as we know it, is a system…

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Preparing Your Students for Auditions

Preparing Your Students for Auditions Resources Available for High School Teachers By Nora Segura-Barpal, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Music Inclusion Coalition The Music Inclusion Coalition (MIC) wants to make…

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Creating Effective Ensemble Substitute Lesson Plans

Creating Effective Ensemble Substitute Lesson Plans Substitute Lessons That Are Effective, Relevant, and Timely By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. I do not know a teacher who does not…

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A Pathway to Perpetual Purpose and Pride

Sharing Stories about Ourselves  By NAfME Members Lori Schwartz Reichl and Jonathan Grantham Have you ever asked someone a question—or have been asked a question—and were disappointed when the inquiry…

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