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Top 10 Tips for Music Recruitment

by: Sarah Bean Stafford Granite Falls Middle School Band Director in Caldwell County, North Carolina   We’ve all been there. Looking out at a crowd of little, seemingly fresh-out-of-the-womb faces…

Building Your First Successful Pit Orchestra

Determination, strategy, and a variety of resources can help. By: Andrew S. Berman This article originally appeared in the April 2015 edition of Teaching Music Magazine Is your NAfME membership…

6 Do’s and Don’ts for New Music Teachers

By: Teaching Guitar Workshops You’ve just been told to teach guitar and you quickly Google, How many strings on a guitar?!! Sound like you? Whether you’re a newbie getting thrown…

Social Media for Teachers

How To Use Social Media: Guides, Resources, and Ideas for Teachers Use these resources to help you navigate Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.     Twitter The Teacher’s Guide to Twitter via…

7 Cool Ways to Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month

Every April, we celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Not every school participates for various reasons: lack of a jazz program and/or lack of understanding of jazz being some. Even without a great…

National Siblings Day: A Musical Tribute

Friday, April 10th is National Siblings Day!   Every year on April 10th, the world celebrates National Sibling Day. As the name suggests, the holiday honors your brothers and sisters…