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The “Care and Feeding” of Your Principal

The “Care and Feeding” of Your Principal A New Teacher’s Guide for Fostering Positive Relations and Good Interactions with School Administrators By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article first…

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Music Education and Social Emotional Learning

Music Education and Social Emotional Learning The Heart of Teaching Music   By NAfME National Conference Presenter Scott N. Edgar, Ph.D. It’s Monday morning, and your students come into your…

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Envisioning and Articulating Your Program’s Future

Sharpen Your Vision Envisioning and Articulating Your Program’s Future   By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article was originally published in the October 2018 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine.…

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Guitar Class in the Peace Garden State

Guitar Class in the Peace Garden State Number 26: The State of North Dakota By Thomas Amoriello, Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education   In this edition of “50 States…

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Organization Tips for the First Days of School

Organization Tips for the First Days of School By NAfME Member Meghan Cabral This article was originally published on the SmartMusic blog. The importance of getting organized for your students’…

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Preparing Students for Auditions

Preparing Students for Auditions Three Areas to Consider By NAfME Member Tom Sabatino This article was originally published on “Cued In,” the J.W. Pepper blog.   It never failed. Late…

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Intimidating Improvisation Simplified

Intimidating Improvisation Simplified Focus on the Blues By NAfME Member Sarin Williams   Like many music educators today, my background was strictly in classical music—until I sought out an independent…