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A Reading List for Music Educators

A Reading List for Music Educators   This November presenters at NAfME’s 2017 National In-Service Conference will lead sessions on a variety of topics—including best practices for concert bands; conducting…

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Teaching the Classics in High School Band

Teaching the Classics in High School Band Easily Including the Classics into Your Rehearsal Time   By NAfME Member John Morrison   Are your band students familiar with great works…

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Student-Created Rubrics in the Music Classroom

  Assess Yourself   Student-Created Rubrics in the Music Classroom   By NAfME Member Heather D. Waters   How might your fourth-grade student describe a “proficient” recorder performance?   Within…

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Advice for First-Year Teachers

  Advice for First-Year Teachers  Experienced Teachers Share Wisdom with New Teachers   By NAfME Member Kevin Lynch   A colony of fruit flies and an oven left on overnight…

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“We teach students first, content second.”

“We teach students first, content second.” Member Spotlight: Keith Hancock  This article originally appeared in the August 2017 Teaching Music.  By Stephen Holley Keith Hancock’s journey into music education was long in…

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How to Write and Teach Jazz Bass Lines

  How to Write and Teach Jazz Bass Lines Fingering Systems for Upright and Electric Bassists   By NAfME Member Megan Cleary   What do we do with the rhythm…