Yamaha Educator Suite: Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


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    Survive as a Quieter Music Educator

    They may be rarer in the field, but introverted music teachers do exist — and can thrive professionally.  

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    Prolong the Life of Your Instruments

    With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can add years to the life of your winds and percussion instruments. 

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    Questions to Ask Potential Employers

    You’ll be asked a battery of questions during an interview, but remember that it’s essential for you to ask questions, too.      

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    An Organization System Made Specifically for Music Teachers

    A music educator created a software program to help keep track of instruments, uniforms, finances and more.  

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Bring Plans, Not Problems

Keep open lines of communication with administrators to ensure that they are aware of your program's plans, goals and needs.

Build Diversity in Your Repertoire

Try these five ways to build more diversity in your repertoire.

Create a Happiness Playlist

A curated song list can help manage anxiety and depression.

Snare Drum Basics

Try these expert tips on fixing common errors that snare drum students make.


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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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Case Study: Use Personal Values to Juggle a Heavy Workload

See how one music educator has mastered the art of juggling his heavy workload by relying on his personal values. 


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Percussionist Julie Hill Brings the World Home

After traveling the world and immersing herself in varied styles of music, Julie Hill returned to her roots in Tennessee to make percussion music more accessible for students of all backgrounds.


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Q&A with Actor Erich Bergen

"Jersey Boys" and "Madam Secretary" actor Erich Bergen has a compelling passion and energy for music education. 


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Quick Start Guide to Dorico

Notation software is a great tool and resource for music educators. Try out the capabilities of Dorico's updated software. 


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Off-Season Care and Maintenance for Percussion Instruments

Keep up maintenance and care of your percussion equipment after every season to ensure that it remains in top shape.


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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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