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Savy Leiser

Savy Leiser

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Savy Leiser is an author, journalist, editor and creative writing teacher living in Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2015, where she spent four years playing saxophone in the Wildcat Marching Band and was a member of the music sorority Sigma Alpha Iota. In addition to writing for Yamaha SupportED and Halftime Magazine, she writes children's and young adult books.

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At O’Fallon (Illinois) Township High School, when school ends, music can still be heard drifting through the halls as high school musicians guide middle schoolers in after-school private lessons. The program is just one of many opportunities created by

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As a child in the small town of Martin, Tennessee, Dr. Julie Hill dreamed of traveling the world. She befriended international and exchange students, listened to world music and took an interest in things that differed from her everyday

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As educators, we can always glean new insights from the teaching practices in other countries. Japanese schools, for example, strive to take excellence in music education to a new level. They emphasize an early appreciation of music, with mandatory classes in

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The halls of Robert McQueen High School in Reno, Nevada, are buzzing with excitement and anticipation for the summer. It’s not the typical end-of-the-school-year eagerness that has these teenagers bouncing in their seats; it’s a 16-day tour of Europe, featuring

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In our recent blog posting “Case Study: How To Grow High School Orchestra Enrollment,” we described the steps taken by Kenny Baker, orchestra director for Robert McQueen High School in Reno, Nevada to greatly

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