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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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The Daily Grind: Find Joy in the Routine

Embrace these five truths and you’ll succeed and thrive as a music educator.

Teaching is Planting Seeds

Patience is required to see the benefits of your teaching efforts.

Give Up Control

When given the opportunity, students reach farther and achieve more, so let them take charge and see what unfolds.

Healthy Tips for Educators

Try these five tips to keep your health in check — you’ll be taking better care of yourself and your students!

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.

Overcoming Performance Anxiety

Earning trust and treating elementary students with respect are key to helping them perform with pride.

Berklee’s Outreach Program Celebrates 30 Years of Success

Berklee City Music proves that music education is alive and well in Boston with K-12 after-school and summer programs and a variety of ensembles in multiple genres. This outreach now extends beyond Beantown through partner programs to reach more than 60,000 students ever year.

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.

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.