best of 2022

Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2022

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2022 In 2022 music educators were reading about new ideas for their music programs, inclusivity in their classrooms, and notably—teacher recruitment and retention, as education…

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Iconic Notation: A Pathway to Music Literacy

Iconic Notation A Pathway to Music Literacy By Brittany Bauman, sponsored by NUVO Instrumental, LLC Iconic notation is defined as graphical representations of music that can include rhythm and melody.…

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Productivity Versus Presence 

Productivity Versus Presence  A Dedicated Decision for December (and the New Year!)   By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl   “Stop measuring days by degree of productivity and start experiencing them…

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Giraffes Can’t Dance

Giraffes Can’t Dance St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Digital Tiny Tunes Places Early Childhood Students in the Middle of an Orchestral Story Sponsored by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Early childhood is…

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Linking Latin Rhythms into Orff Ensembles

Linking Latin Rhythms into Orff Ensembles By NAfME Member Oscar Oviedo Presenting Linking Latin Rhythms into Orff Ensembles at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Register now. This…

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Exploring Ethiopian Children’s Songs in Washington, DC!

Exploring Ethiopian Children’s Songs in Washington, DC! By NAfME Member Anna Harris  Presenting Ethiopian Children’s Songs in the Music Classroom at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Register…

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Gamifying Solfège

Gamifying Solfège By Gregory Ristow and Leah Sheldon, sponsored by uTheory It’s no secret that integrating play and instruction leads to deeper, more engaged learning and better retention, no matter…