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Music Empowering Voice: A Student-Teacher Take

Music Empowering Voice A Student-Teacher Take Sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Hawaii Youth Symphony   What would life be like without the opportunity to hold an instrument? What impact would…

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The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown Make the Moments Count Rather Than Count the Days that Remain By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Sometimes we’re all too quick to count down the…

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4 Strategies to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

4 Strategies to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence By NAfME Member Jen Rafferty As music teachers, we have access to a fast-track of social emotional learning for our students. Just like…

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Shofar Several students suggested the shofar, an instrument used in Jewish Yom Kippur ceremonies.

Intercultural Understanding in the Music Classroom

Intercultural Understanding in the Music Classroom By Nisha Feik, sponsored by Sound Infusion by Cultural Infusion The past two years have presented enormous challenges to families. We have endured separation…

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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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Keeping It Real: Authentic Experiences in Education

Keeping It Real Authentic Experiences in Education By NAfME Members Andrew B. Spang and Lori Schwartz Reichl Robert Donnager spun, holding the microphone in his hand. “Ask yourself,” he said…

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Going Beyond the Notes

Going Beyond the Notes A Music Educator’s Journey to Engage Students By NAfME Member Chris Gleason NEA Foundation Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence Honoree Music Educator at Patrick Marsh…

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Resource Building in the Digital Age

Resource Building in the Digital Age Tools and Support for Music Education By Rebecca Hof, sponsored by Save The Music Foundation The original article first appeared on the Save The Music…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2021

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2021 2021 has been a year of innovation, new ideas, and enthusiastic advocacy for the critical importance of music education for students. Music educators have…

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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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