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Music, Encoded: How a Bit of Programming Can Become a Teacher’s Secret Superpower

Music, Encoded How a Bit of Programming Can Become a Teacher’s Secret Superpower By NAfME Member Krisztina Mathe Over the course of a few months, education as we know it…

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Building Community through Music

Austin High School Building Community through Music By Ron Freiheit, sponsored by Wenger   The music program at Austin High School (AHS) in Austin, Minnesota, was growing. By 2018, it…

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Rehearsing during COVID-19

Rehearsing during COVID-19 How to Effectively Sing, Play, and Build Ensemble Skills during Remote or Hybrid Teaching By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. I miss conducting my ensembles!!! To…

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Music Theory Meets Technology: Engaging Students during COVID-19

Music Theory Meets Technology Engaging Students during COVID-19 By Darren LaCour, sponsored by Artusi   University music theory educator Darren LaCour reflects on his experiences before and during the pandemic,…

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Distance Learning for Special Learners in the Music Classroom

Distance Learning for Special Learners in the Music Classroom By NAfME Member Brian Wagner-Yeung   Many students have been struggling during this time period of COVID-19. While music programs were…

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Good Enough Is Neither . . . Except for Now

Good Enough Is Neither . . . Except for Now Keep Music Education Meaningful, Manageable, and Mindful  By NAfME Member David Knott This blog first appeared on David Knott’s “Radical…

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Band in the Time of a Pandemic

Band in the Time of a Pandemic By NAfME Member MJ Robinson They say hindsight is 2020. The phrase is popular, but maybe not the definition. In short, it means…

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Creating Meaningful Communication: The Key to Successful Remote Learning

Creating Meaningful Communication The Key to Successful Remote Learning By NAfME Member Bob Habersat   How I long for the days when I could scan the room at the beginning…

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Stop, Drop, and Scroll

Stop, Drop, and Scroll Questions to Guide Your Social Media Behavior By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the January 2020 issue of Teaching Music.  …

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Engaging Students with Social-Emotional Learning through Songwriting

Engaging Students with Social-Emotional Learning through Songwriting  By Bryan Powell, sponsored by Little Kids Rock (now MusicWill) As the school year ends and music educators transition to summer, there is…

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