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Make It Stick: Implement Rehearsal Routines

Make It Stick Implement Rehearsal Routines By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl  This article was originally published in the February 2018 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine.   “The secret of…

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2018 Mixed Choir ANHE

Renowned Conductors to Lead the 2019 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

For Immediate Release Media Contact:Kristen Rencher571-323-5898KristenR@nafme.org Renowned Conductors to Lead the 2019 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles The Nation’s Top Student Musicians to Perform in Six Ensembles in Orlando, FL, on…

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drummer Michael Bland

Make a Sound!: Interview with Drummer Michael Bland

Make a Sound!  Interview with Drummer Extraordinaire Michael Bland   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   “Whenever Prince saw me paralyzed and afraid, he’d say, ‘Put…

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NAfME All National Honor Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Best Practices in All Four Years

Guitar Best Practices NAfME Beginner (Year 1) through Year 4 By Christopher Perez, NAfME Guitar Council Southern Division Representative Many schools today offer guitar classes and guitar ensembles as a form…

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The Louisburg High School Band

Building Successful Band Programs in Smaller Schools

A Thousand Little Things Building Successful Band Programs in Smaller Schools By NAfME Member John Cisetti This article first appeared on J.W. Pepper’s blog.   The student population at Louisburg…

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Creepy, Gross, and Macabre Things Lurking in Your Music Classroom

 Scary Music!!! Creepy, Gross, and Macabre Things Lurking in Your Music Classroom By NAfME member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. It is October, and the scariest things in your music room…

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Beginning Bassoon Players: Let Them Play Flat

Beginning Bassoon Players: Let Them Play Flat By NAfME Member Elizabeth Fetters Do you mind breaking a few hard and fast band rules for the benefit of your beginning bassoon…

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Playing through Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies Every Year

Playing through Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies Every Year Know the Musical Scales to Reach Monumental Heights By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski Consider this not-so-monumental for the teacher (although it does take…

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