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10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II

10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II A Better Approach to Practice By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser A quick review from Part I, “Why Practice Works,” will show the importance…

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Making Music Together Again!

Making Music Together Again! By Terry Lowry, Conductor, Carroll Symphony Orchestra, sponsored by Musical Overture Music, for most people, is best enjoyed with others. In fact, the appeal of school…

Encouraging Music Students to Practice

Encouraging Music Students to Practice Common Excuses and Complaints from Students and How to Address Them By NAfME Member Nancy Vanderslice Summer’s over, and the students are coming back to…

Ensemble Group Work Done Right

Group Work Done Right By Michael Pearson Original article on Hightop Maestro   When studying the pros and cons of grading students on group work rather than individual achievement, perhaps…

Two Key Insights for Nailing That Audition

By NAfME Member Donna Schwartz Original article on Donna Schwartz: Where Music Matters Having judged Solo Festivals for almost 15 years, I have witnessed some spectacular performances, and some heart-wrenching…