Welcome to Amplify, NAfME Members!

Introducing Amplify – the Largest Community of Music Educators in the Country!   The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is delighted to announce that earlier today, we officially launched…

Alternative Music Classes: Why Not Guitar?

Alternative Music Classes: Why Not Guitar? By NAfME Member Bill Swick  Article originally posted on OUPBlog  The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) formerly known as MENC is the world’s largest…

Everyday Advocacy

Everyday Advocacy Have a Plan and a Purpose   By Scott Sheehan, NAfME Eastern Division Immediate Past-President   “In every successful business there is one budget line that never gets…

How to Maximize Your Practice Time

How to Maximize Your Practice Time Virtual Acoustic Technology in the Rehearsal Space By Denny Meyer, sponsored by Wenger Corporation Transporting your rehearsing students from their recital hall to the…

Setting Benchmarks for Your Music Students

Setting Benchmarks for Your Music Students Using the OTL Standards to Inventory Your Secondary Choral/Instrumental Program By NAfME Immediate Past President Glenn E. Nierman Our lives are filled with benchmarks…

The Opportunities Guitar Education Brings

Opportunities Guitar Education Brings Interview with Chairperson Bill Swick, NAfME Council for Guitar Education By NAfME Member Thomas Amoriello Jr. Flemington Raritan School District Bill Swick currently teaches guitar and…

The Popular/Commercial Music Ensemble Cheat Sheet

The Popular/Commercial Music Ensemble Cheat Sheet Popular Music Terms to Know By NAfME Member Stephen Holley  Welcome to the third article in our series on commercial/popular music education (PME). I…