Yamaha Educator Suite: Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


  • woman with hand out with the word "no" written on palm

    It's OK to Say “No”

    Your time is valuable, so set boundaries and learn to say "no." 

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    Rural Realities

    Teaching in a rural setting has its own set of challenges. Follow these tips from a 2021 Yamaha "40 Under 40" educator to succeed! 

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    Tips to Improve Your Recordings

    Recording performances for feedback has become standard practice. Try these tips to improve your recordings.     

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    Uniforms Do's and Don'ts

    Picking out new uniforms for your marching band can be an overwhelming task. Here are some uniform do’s and don’ts.      

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Tips to Play Snare Drum Rolls

Try these expert tips on fixing common errors students make when performing snare drum rolls. 

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Be an Effective Private Music Instructor

Try these tips to save time and reduce stress during your first year of teaching. 

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Use Lunchtime to Work Together

Use the lunch period to maximize students' time for rehearsals and planning. 

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Encourage Professionalism

Teach your students that professionalism is as important as musical skills. 


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Collaboration is Key for K-12 Alignment

When you develop alignment across disciplines, buildings and age groups in K-12 music programs, keep these considerations in mind. 


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Christian Howes: Versatile Violin Virtuoso

Classically trained violinist Christian Howes breaks free of genre conventions to practice and teach creativity. 


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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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The Venova: Game Changer for Elementary School Students

This innovative instrument is much more than a curiosity. It will change teaching winds at the elementary level.


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Letter to Myself: Jeffrey Grogan

Yamaha Master Educator Jeffrey Grogan encourages his younger self to inspire his students and pass along his love of music.


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Case Study: A Music Program Succeeds in the Inner City

A band director took risks and overcame the odds at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, turning a declining program into one of the most successful in Nevada.


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Q&A with U.S. Representative Mark Amodei

Congressman Mark Amodei shares his music-making memories as a public school student in northern Nevada. 


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