Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


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Remote Teaching Resources

Check out this list of resources, free lesson plans and more to help music educators tackle and embrace online teaching.   

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Care for Mallet Instruments

Take proactive steps to protect your marimbas, vibraphones and xylophones.

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Budget for Success

Many variables – including unknown elements – must be balanced to create a sound financial plan.

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Quick Start Guide to Dorico

Try the capabilities of Dorico's updated notation software.

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Emily Threinen: Music's North Star

Acclaimed conductor Emily Threinen returns to Minnesota, the North Star State, as a professor and guiding light for students looking for support and excellence.

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Case Study: Private School Outreach

The Music Academy hosted by Mater Dei High School brings music, camaraderie and performance opportunities to Southern California private school students.

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The United Sound Method for Private Lesson Teachers

Private lessons teachers can apply United Sound techniques to promote inclusion in their programs by having student leaders act as peer mentors to special needs music students.

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Q&A with Yamaha Master Educator Douglas Droste

The Ball State University director of orchestras explains why he is a dedicated advocate of music education.

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Violinist Christian Howes' Three Pillars of Pedagogy

Renowed violinist Christian Howes says the three keys to music education is to break down the music, nurture creativity and expose students to different styles.

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Craft a Proposal for New Instruments

Create a multi-year replacement plan to manage your inventory of instruments.

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DonorsChoose Helps Provide Quality Music Education

Yamaha has set up a matching offer through DonorsChoose.org to help music teachers get vital classroom supplies.

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