Tips for Teaching Students the National Anthem

Tips for Teaching Students the National Anthem Help students understand the meaning of the words. Define unknown words like “ramparts” and “perilous.” Take students back to the War of 1812…

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Conducting — Letting Go of Bad Habits

Conducting—Letting Go of Bad Habits By NAfME Member Michael Murphy The choral music educator’s job, according to Michael Murphy, “while rewarding, is a complex one. Sometimes it seems that managing…

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Cross Disciplines with Folk Songs, Part 1

Folk songs have lots of advantages for music classroom use. They connect music to history and culture, they’re popular with children, they exist in most cultures, and they’re often in…