Yamaha Educator Suite: Building the Next Generation of Music Educators

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    Prioritize the Right Things

    How do you prioritize the smart way? Set some boundaries, properly manage workload and determe what is essential. 

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    Piano Pedaling Teaching Tips

    Fix these common pedaling mistakes that piano students make.   

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    Be Marketable!

    To adapt to any situation, you must understand the importance of personal branding, social marketing and the interview process. 

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    Unique Performing Arts Opportunities

    At Orange Lutheran High School in California, instrumental music students can pursue individual learning and career exploration. 

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6 Ways to Overcome Overwhelm

Even the most flexible music educators can feel overwhelmed. Here are some ways to feel confident, even in the face of swirling change.

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Festival Etiquette

Proper appearance and demeanor on stage and in the audience make a powerful statement about your ensemble during formal performances.

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Networking is the Key

Making connections is key for musical success, according to trumpet master, Allen Vizzutti.

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First-Year Tips for Orchestra Directors

Orchestra directors should try these tips during their first year of teaching. Tip #5 will surprise you. 

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Black Violin Dares Students to Dream Big

Black Violin received encouragement and untold opportunities as they developed their musical skills. Now they want to pay it forward to a new generation of violinists.

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Case Study: Reinventing a Music Program

At O'Fallon Township High School in Illinois, the band director goes above and beyond the call of duty to give students access to music at all levels.

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4 Tips to a Stronger Low Saxophone Section

Move the needle forward with your low saxophone section with these four tips. 

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Teaching Musicality to Percussionists

Try this four-step process to help percussion students communicate expressively through music. 

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Q&A with Yamaha Master Educator Marguerite Wilder

Seeing students' "aha moments" when they connect with music is what drives Yamaha Master Educator Marguerite Wilder to fight for music education. 

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Develop Student Leaders

A leadership curriculum will create a culture of excellence in your music program, make a difference in your students' lives and enrich your own.

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Letter to Myself: Richard Floyd

Yamaha Master Educator Richard Floyd pens a letter to his younger self, sharing advice, anecdotes and inspiration for a fulfilling career in music education. 

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