Building the Next Generation of Music Educators

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    Improve Your Recordings

    Recording your performances for feedback is now standard practice for lessons and assessments. Improve your recordings with these tips.

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    Launch a Music Business Program

    Enhance your music program by adding business coursework.

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    Fix It: Bass Drums Teaching Tips

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

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    Overcome Overwhelm

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

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Resources for Online Teaching

Check out this list of resources, free lesson plans and more to help music educators as they continue remote and hybrid teaching.   

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40 Under 40 Educators

Join us in celebrating excellence in music education with the inaugural class of "40 Under 40" educators! 

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Set up Jazz Figures on the Drum Set

Try GRAMMY-nominated artist Sammy K's systematic approach to setting up jazz figures. 

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Improve Tone

Help students break down the factors of sound production. 

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Larry Williams’ Juggling Act

See how hornist Larry Williams balances his many roles -- performer, instructor, collaborator and administrator.

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Case Study: How to Grow a High School Orchestra Program

The success of McQueen High School's orchestra, which performs around the world, is thanks in large part to the director's vision.

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Add These 3 Exercises to Your Percussion Practice Sessions

Be a better percussionist by regulary working on your reading, rolls and listening skills.

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Jazz Immersion

Are you new to teaching jazz? Here are ways to learn about jazz quickly.

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Electric String Ensemble Checklist

Interested in adding an electric string ensemble to your music program? Here's what you'll need to get started. 

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Tips to Get the Most Out of a Conference

Learn, network and thrive at music education conventions.

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3 Improvisation Impediments and How to Fix Them

Denis DiBlasio stays flexible as a teacher and jazz saxophist by flipping three reasons why people don't succeed as improvisers. 

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