In November 2011 Teaching Music, the Beat Goes On


Readers who page through the November issue of Teaching Music will find stories about rhythm skill, teacher evaluations, and rehearsal techniques, as well as a news story about two music educators who paid a call to the White House Rose Garden.

Features include

  • “The New Beat Spectrum,” which explores learning to count rhythms
  • “Tap Your Potential,” which includes rehearsal techniques for band, choir, and orchestra
  • “Entering the Formative Years,” a look at a goal-centered method of tracking student learning.

Department stories include updates of the Give a Note Foundation, current trends in teacher evaluation, school musical instrument rentals, and Digital Audio Workstation software.

The Upbeat news section covers a number of current and upcoming events for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).


  • NAfME members who visit the White House see the event as a way to advocate for music education
  • 2012 Music Education Week Will Unfold in Baltimore
  • National Honor Ensemble Auditions
  • AAAMB Selection Tour
  • NAfME Audio Logo contest
  • The Nebraska Music Educators Association Celebrates 75 years
  • Longtime Association Leader and Music Educator Charles F. Benner Dies


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Roz Fehr, November 3, 2011. © National Association for Music Education (