The cover story for the October 2011 issue of Teaching Music discusses the nuts and bolts of starting a new guitar program, an increasingly popular offering at many schools. The story discusses logistics and equipment, classroom basics, and improvisation and composition.
Other October stories include
- High-tech makeover for school music
- Performance-related injuries
- A feature about St. James, Missouri, band director Derek Limback who helped students cope with the aftermath of a bus crash that killed a school color guard member.
The October Teaching Music “Upbeat” section has a story about the new format and name for the World’s Largest Concert® — The Concert for Music In Our Schools Month.
Other “Upbeat” news storie:
- Teacher assessment ramifications
- The name realignment from the acronym to MENC to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- The NAfME long-term strategic plan
- The need to activate Tri-M® chapter memberships by October 31 to avoid a late charge
- Advocacy on Capitol Hill in support of music education
- High school senior Michael Thompson is named the drum major for the 2012 U. S. Army All-American Marching Band.
NAfME members can read October Teaching Music online.
—Roz Fehr, October 6, 2011. © NAfME: The National Association for Music Education (nafme.org)