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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.

Looking for new – or new to you – ideas? Check out these teaching tips.

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The ABCs of Classroom Management

These 26 tips will help you connect with your students and make your music class run smoother.

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Try this Creative Composition Activity

Ignite creativity with this lesson, which teaches composing and arranging as well as sight reading. 

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Practice Effectively: Go Slow to Go Fast

Help students play music at a high level with slow practice and gradual increases in music difficulty. 

ASTA, MEAs, MTNA and PASIC – find out about these and other conferences for music educators here.