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Yamaha Educator Suite: Building the Next Generation of Music Educators

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    Meet the 2024 “40 Under 40” Educators

    Be inspired by these remarkable 40 educators — all under the age of 40 — who are making a difference in growing and strengthening their music programs. 

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    Build Rapport in High-Need Schools

    In Part 2 of this series, we explore ways to build rapport with students, parents, administrators and community partners.

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    First Festival Success Guaranteed!

    Be prepared for this exciting step in your career with our real-world guide that includes detailed planning mixed with the need for adaptability so you can enjoy the moment.

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    Music Tech in the Elementary Classroom

    See how National Standards can meet music technology competencies for elementary school students.

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Prepare for Spring Concerts

As the New Year begins, if you haven’t thought about your Spring concerts, you better start now! Here are some things to consider as you prepare for your next performances to close out the school year!

Essential Tips for First-Year Music Educators

The 2024 “40 Under 40” educators offer must-do and must-try tips to new music teachers to help them through their first year of teaching.

Master the Art of School Communication

In addition to the actual message, the method and frequency of communication with band families are critical. Try these tips on improving the dissemination of important information.

Sustainable Excellence

Adapt your educational visions for community needs without compromising standards. Emphasize long-term commitment and realistic goal setting.

Don’t Get Trapped by “The Checklist”

Rethink the conventional checklist that most music educators try to follow and explore alternative, enriching paths to success for both you and your students.

What Makes a Teacher an Expert?

A new study offers insights into the art and science of being a music educator.

Where Music Meets Leadership

The Eastman School of Music promotes more than musical performance. Through its Institute for Music Leadership, it offers students career development within the larger music industry.

Teaching for Artistic Behavior

TAB pedagogy may look like chaos, but it’s a unique teaching methodology that allows student-led creative exploration.

USC Thornton’s New Initiative: Young Artist Project

Classical music majors must showcase how they drew connections between musical performance and another area of study in a unique, individualized senior year presentation.

The Many Faces of Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti

Classical, jazz, soundtracks and more — Allen Vizzutti’s career has crossed genres and his clinic teachings appeal to all generations. 

Blending Brass

With so many superhero movies hitting the theaters, it’s ironic to hear ensemble directors tell their students “don’t be a hero” when someone is sticking out in the overall sound. Because of the brass instruments’ powerful directional abilities, b…

New to Teaching Strings?

If you are new to teaching strings, don’t panic. Top string professionals offer advice as you launch into uncharted territory.

Add These 3 Exercises to Your Percussion Practice Sessions

Be a better percussionist by regularly working on your reading, rolls and listening skills.

Fix It: Piano Pedaling Teaching Tips

Fix these common pedaling mistakes that piano students make.