21st Century Music Education

21st Century Music Education By Nik Preston, sponsored by RSL (Rockschool Limited) I often come across classically trained educators who are seeing diminishing returns in student enrollment, engagement, and retention…

Adult Education: Rock Camp

Adult Education: Rock CampInterview with Electric Rock Bassist Bjorn Englen and Music Director Valerie Ince  By Thomas Amoriello, NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair Elect Our average NAfME member may have…

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…

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…

The 21st Century Music Curriculum – Why Guitar?

The 21st Century Music Curriculum – Why Guitar? By NAfME Member Scott Seifried Article originally posted on OUPBlog  In her keynote speech at Vision 2020: The Housewright Symposium on the Future of…

Empowering the Musician in Your Classroom

Empowering the Musician in Your Classroom By NAfME Members Thomas Amoriello & Matthew S. Ablan Article originally published in NJ Music Educators Association journal, Tempo You may not know the name,…

Joe Stump

Heavy Metal Guitar: Neo-Classical Style

Interested in reprinting this article? Please review the reprint guidelines. Joe Who? Joe “SHREDLORD” Stump — That’s Who! Heavy Metal Guitar: Neo-Classical Style By NAfME Member Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar…