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A Pathway to Perpetual Purpose and Pride

A Pathway to Perpetual Purpose and Pride Sharing Stories about Ourselves  By NAfME Members Lori Schwartz Reichl and Jonathan Grantham Have you ever asked someone a question—or have been asked…

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Scary Music Part 2—The Sequel!

Scary Music Part 2—The Sequel! More Creepy, Gross, and Macabre Things Lurking in Your Music Classroom  By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. It is October, and in the spirit…

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What Music Has Meant to My Students

What Music Has Meant to My Students Live from Room 218 By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski This school year in Room 218 at John L. Miller – Great Neck North…

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A Prelude to Performance

A Prelude to Performance Instructional Methods for Introducing a Musical Selection  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article was originally published in the February 2020 teacher edition of In Tune…

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Rehearsing during COVID-19

Rehearsing during COVID-19 How to Effectively Sing, Play, and Build Ensemble Skills during Remote or Hybrid Teaching By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. I miss conducting my ensembles!!! To…

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Online Learning in the Ensemble Class?!

Online Learning in the Ensemble Class?! Use Technology and Distance Education to Teach Ensemble Classes Remotely By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A.   The emergency school closures due to…