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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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A Prelude to Performance

A Prelude to Performance Instructional Methods for Introducing a Musical Selection  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article was originally published in the February 2020 teacher edition of In Tune…

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A Letter of Admiration from the CMA Foundation

A Letter of Admiration from the CMA Foundation By Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation Executive Director, sponsored by the CMA Foundation   Dear music teachers, It is safe to say that…

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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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Words You Can Teach By

Words You Can Teach By The Power of Words By NAfME Member Matt Brown This article first appeared in the October 2020 issue of Teaching Music.   A simple phrase…