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Adapting to Survive: Using the Common Thread

Adapting to Survive Using the Common Thread This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Music Reading Class. Few know the importance of adapting to survive in education more than…

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A Dozen Fun, Productive, Refreshing Activities to Help Recharge Your Ensemble

When the Thrill Is Gone: A Dozen Fun, Productive, Refreshing Activities to Help Recharge Your Ensemble By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry  I remember having the greatest plan. “What a triumph—the…

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Through the Prism, Part 2

Through the Prism: A Compelling Solution to Your Vexing Problems (Part 2) By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry Just for a moment, the thunderous applause from a capacity crowd goes silent,…

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What Strategies Are You Implementing to Ensure the Success of Your Upcoming Performances?

The first concerts of the year are very important as they can set the tone for the entire year. Preparation for performances starts on day one with relationship building. Students are more likely to have a vested interest in your program when they know that you care about them inside and outside of the music classroom.

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The Season’s Greetings Guitarist Part 2

The Season’s Greetings Guitarist Part 2 Interview with Trans-Siberian Orchestra Guitarist Chris Caffery By NAfME Member Thomas Amoriello Jr., Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The Trans-Siberian…

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Reevaluating Professional Practice

Reevaluating Professional Practice Experimenting with the New and Interrogating the Old in Ensemble Music Education By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner As a new band director, I remember having a…

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20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir

20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir By Jennifer Moorhatch Article originally published on JW Pepper Blog What types of vocal warm-ups do you use for your choir rehearsals?…

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When Students Go Off Track, How Do You Recapture Their Attention?

When Students Go Off Track, How Do You Recapture Their Attention? Three Music Educators Respond This article first appeared in the January 2022 issue of Teaching Music. Cordara Xavier Harper…

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Motivating Your Ensemble: Ignite a Spark!

Motivating Your Ensemble Ignite a Spark! By NAfME Member Wendy K. Matthews When making music with others, the ensemble is able to become much more than the sum of its…

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10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II

10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II A Better Approach to Practice By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser A quick review from Part I, “Why Practice Works,” will show the importance…

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