music education

Results of the 2019 NAfME Elections 

Results of the 2019 NAfME Elections  Members of the National Association for Music Education: We are pleased to announce the officers you have elected. The following are the 2019-21 Eastern…

In Memoriam Michele Holt

In Memoriam Michele Holt Executive Director of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association By Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the January 2019 issue of Teaching Music magazine.  …

equity

Engaging Diversity in Music-Making and Teaching

Amplify: Involvement Engaging Diversity in Music-Making and Teaching   By Dr. Alice M. Hammel Opus Facilitator Faculty Member – James Madison University   It is difficult to describe the numerous…

drummer

Make a Sound!: Interview with Drummer Michael Bland

Make a Sound!  Interview with Drummer Extraordinaire Michael Bland   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   “Whenever Prince saw me paralyzed and afraid, he’d say, ‘Put…

creativity

Inspiring Students through Creativity

Amplify: Inspiration Inspiring Students through Creativity By Christopher D. Azzara, Opus Leader and Presenter   We had two terrific days at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2018 National…

collaboration

Recognizing Excellence in Collaboration

Recognizing Excellence in Collaboration Frederick Burrack and Kelly A. Parkes Recognized as Lowell Mason Fellows By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article first appeared in the January 2019…

guitar education

Guitar Best Practices in All Four Years

Guitar Best Practices NAfME Beginner (Year 1) through Year 4   By Christopher Perez, NAfME Guitar Council Southern Division Representative   Many schools today offer guitar classes and guitar ensembles as…