Collegiate NewsLink – October 2012

Feature Article – “Choosing Technology That Will Work for You”  Adapted from an article by Robert Schmidt, Hayley and Mike Winslow, Utah Music Educators Journal , Fall 2012   Part One…

Collegiate NewsLink – September 2012

                                                         COLLEGIATE NEWSLINK September 2012 Welcome  returning members, new members and chapters!                                                         Feature Article: “Networking 101” Adapted from a column by Jessica Hazelton, Nebraska Music Educator, August 2012 As…

The Musical Petting Zoo

Ever wondered how to get young students excited about playing in the band or orchestra? How do we help students decide what instrument is best for them? Or which one…

Welcome Future Music Educators!

Greetings Collegiate Members! On behalf of NAfME, we’d like to welcome you to our new site built just for you! We want this to be a helpful and informative site…

A Little Music Training Goes a Long Way

A recent article in the Journal of Neuroscience touts the benefits of even a few years of music training.  In the Scientific American “Science Sushi” blog, Christie Wilcox says, “Music…

Confessions of a Failed Teacher, Part 2

It’s easy to dismiss Neil Rutland’s attitude toward his band students as arrogance and sheer, clueless naiveté. After all, he was 22 years old at the time, and reality eventually…

Confessions of a Failed Teacher, Part 1

No need to get excited – every teacher fails sometime or somewhere. Teaching is no easy business. There is no formula that will guarantee success; no sure-fire, works-every-time path to…

Tips for Good Student Behavior

Students are less likely to have behavior problems if they feel welcome in your classroom and if they’re learning music that’s engaging and challenging. The following techniques can help you…

Taking Charge

Your university will provide you with the philosophy behind teaching, but if you want to know more about the practical side, here are some learning opportunities from NAfME member David…