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Guitar Class in the Empire State

Guitar Class in the Empire State Number 38: The State of New York By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “50 States…

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Intimidating Improvisation Simplified

Intimidating Improvisation Simplified Focus on the Blues By NAfME Member Sarin Williams   Like many music educators today, my background was strictly in classical music—until I sought out an independent…

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The Joy of Solfège

The Joy of Solfège By NAfME Member Walter Bitner Article originally published in Choral Director Magazine For all of my teaching career – save for 2008 – 2011 when I…

Sight-Singing in the String Classroom

Developing Sight-Reading Rock Stars in Orchestra By NAfME Member Kelly Thomas, Ed.D.   I started playing violin in the fourth grade and was, at best, an average sight-reader. In the…