early childhood education

two smiling elementary or preschool students sitting on classroom floor with hands together

Back-to-School Music Rituals to Boost Positive Classroom Culture

Back-to-School Music Rituals to Boost Positive Classroom Culture This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Kindermusik. New sounds, new smells, new faces, new rules . . . children are…

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Curriculum Design for the K-8 Modern Band Instructor

Curriculum Design for the K-8 Modern Band Instructor By NAfME Member Christopher Cavarretta Public education music classrooms vary wildly depending on the school size, location, budget, and resources available. Therefore,…

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Students participate in Giraffes Can’t Dance through creative movement.

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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elementary students in modern band class

Making the Band: Modern Band in the K-3 Classroom

Making the Band Modern Band in the K-3 Classroom By NAfME Member Nicole Guimaraes  Presented Making the Band: Modern Band Method in the K-3 Classroom at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022…

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Ananda at performance with jFlute

Young Flute Player Wins International Recognition with a Plastic Flute

Ananda’s Musical Journey Young Flute Player Wins International Recognition with a Plastic Flute By Brittany Bauman, sponsored by KHS America “You Will Have to Wait” This was what Ananda heard…

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“Tossing” around Lesson Ideas That Maximize Student Engagement

“Tossing” around Lesson Ideas That Maximize Student Engagement By NAfME Member Theresa Iacarino Baltimore County Public Schools–Cromwell Valley Magnet Elementary School Toss a colorful dancing scarf in the air, and…

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Music: A Powerful Tool for Family Engagement

Music: A Powerful Tool for Family Engagement  By Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Professor Emeritus, Music Education, Rowan UniversityDirector of Research, Music Together Worldwide Sponsored by Music Together Worldwide Elementary general…

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Want Young Children to PLAY Music?

Want Young Children to PLAY Music? Start by Giving Them Opportunities to Play WITH Music!  By Anne Sailer and Lauren Guilmartin, sponsored by Music Together Worldwide   Twenty-year-old college sophomore…

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood song books by Hal Leonard

How ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ Impacted Music Education

How Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Impacted Music Education  By Mary Rogelstad  This article was originally posted on Cued In, the J. W. Pepper blog.   It’s said the first thing Fred Rogers did…

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