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The Promise of Artistic Process

The Promise of Artistic Process Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Aligns the Standards By NAfME Members Scott Edgar, Fran Kick, and Lori Schwartz Reichl   “An ounce of performance is worth…

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The Practice: Improvement Is Always Possible

The Practice Improvement Is Always Possible  By NAfME Member Edward Varner, Ed.D.  This article was first published on Edward Varner’s Creating Hope blog. Practice Makes Perfect Perfect Practice Makes Perfect…

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Parent-Teacher Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Parent-Teacher Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era By Anthony Patterson, sponsored by Casio   It’s obvious to note that COVID-19 has severely impacted education practices, especially those related to music education,…

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Studying Voice during a Pandemic – Part 1

Studying Voice during a Pandemic – Part 1 Thoughts from Five University Voice Professors By NAfME Member Linda McAlister This blog is sponsored by Schmidt Vocal Arts, sponsor of the 2021…

Mackie Spradley

A Message from NAfME Leadership for Fall 2020

NAfME President Mackie Spradley’s Back to School Message for NAfME Members (video) We Will Get Through This – Together! Dear Music Educators, Our profession is facing unprecedented challenges. The only…

Lesson Planning for a Year of Uncertainty

Lesson Planning for a Year of Uncertainty By NAfME Member Elizabeth Caldwell This blog was first published on “Organized Chaos.” Lesson planning and curriculum development for general music is difficult…

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Music: A Powerful Tool for Family Engagement

Music: A Powerful Tool for Family Engagement  By Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz, Professor Emeritus, Music Education, Rowan UniversityDirector of Research, Music Together Worldwide Sponsored by Music Together Worldwide Elementary general…