John Kao

John Kao: A Pathway of Improvisation

John Kao A Pathway of Improvisation By Ella Wilcox This article first appeared in the October 2021 issue of Teaching Music. Thought leader John Kao finds that music fosters creativity,…

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Soundtrap Is Here to Support You 

Soundtrap Is Here to Support You  Jingle-Makers, Songwriting Workshops, and More By Serena Robinett, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Soundtrap When you are using an education technology product, it can be challenging…

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Musical Creativity Is in the DNA of SEL

Musical Creativity Is in the DNA of SEL  By NAfME Member Michael P. Fleischmann, Christopher Schroeder, and NAfME Member Scott N. Edgar Music educators across the world have navigated extreme…

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Excitement, Equity, Exploration: Music Education in Finland 

Excitement, Equity, Exploration Music Education in Finland  By NAfME Member Argine Safari Argine Safari presented on “Excitement, Equity, Exploration: Music Education in Finland” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative…

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Songwriting for Music Educators

Songwriting for Music Educators Ways to Introduce Songwriting to Students at All Levels By NAfME Member Kelsey Giotta  Kelsey Giotta presented on “Songwriting for Music Educators” during the NAfME 2021…

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Student-Centered Learning through Game Creation

Student-Centered Learning through Game Creation By NAfME Member Tina A. Huynh Tina Huynh presented on “Student-Centered Learning through Game Creation” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative in February 2021.…

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The Unspoken Side of Team Creativity

The Unspoken Side of Team Creativity What Two Musicians Are Actually Thinking and Feeling as They Write a Song Together By NAfME Members Jody Kerchner and Malcolm Brooks Jody Kerchner…