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organist Matthew Kaminski at Truist Stadium

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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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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Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal

Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal Three Improvisation Paradigms By NAfME Member Christopher L. Clark, PhD Chris Clark presented on “Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal” during the NAfME 2021…

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Best Practices for the Guitar Classroom

Best Practices for the Guitar Classroom Using Moveable Major Scales for Improvisation By Jayson Martinez, NAfME Council for Guitar Education Eastern Division Representative   Guitar teachers who wish to include…

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Guiding Principles for Improvisation in the General Music Classroom

A Way of Being in Music Guiding Principles for Improvisation in the General Music Classroom By NAfME Member David C. Edmund and Elliott C. Keller General Music Today, First published…

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Creative Expression through Free Improvisation

Creative Expression through Free Improvisation   Increase Creativity, Connection, and Communication   By NAfME member Carole Ott Coelho and Tadeu Coelho Free improvisation has been shown to increase creativity, connection,…

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Intimidating Improvisation Simplified

Intimidating Improvisation Simplified Focus on the Blues By NAfME Member Sarin Williams   Like many music educators today, my background was strictly in classical music—until I sought out an independent…

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