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The Practice: Improvement Is Always Possible

The Practice Improvement Is Always Possible  By NAfME Member Edward Varner, Ed.D.  This article was first published on Edward Varner’s Creating Hope blog. Practice Makes Perfect Perfect Practice Makes Perfect…

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Maintain Your Musicianship

Maintain Your Musicianship Dust Off Your Instrument and Experience the Benefits By NAfME member Lori Schwartz Reichl  This article was originally published in the January 2018 teacher edition of In Tune…

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Lighting a Fire in Middle School Kids

Lighting a Fire in Middle School Kids Student Engagement in Music Class   By NAfME Member Chris Gleason   When I was a young teacher, I didn’t think about student…

Making Practice Time Productive

Making Practice Time Productive Effective Use of Practice Cycles By NAfME members Bob Habersat and Paul Levy How do you become a better musician? The most common answer students give…

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…