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122 Tips for First-Year Music Educators

Starting a new job is exciting, but it’s also stressful! You must familiarize yourself with your new school and forge relationships with administrators, staff and fellow faculty members, not to mention your students, parents and the community. Then there’s concerts, competitions, lesson plans, assessments — the list is long.

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40 Under 40 — Nominate a Deserving Music Educator Today!

NOVEMBER 1, 2021 UPDATE: Nominations are now closed for the 2022 "40 Under 40" program. Please sign up for the Yamaha Music Educator Newsletter for updates about "40 Under 40" and to learn about other music education resources from Yamaha.

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Wisconsin Music Educators Association 2021 Conference

Welcome! We are thrilled to join the Wisconsin Music Educators Association in presenting its 2021 Convention.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Mirian Conti

Mirian Conti is part of the faculty of the Evening Division of The Juilliard School in New York City.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Frederic Chiu

Frederic Chiu is an Assistant Professor of Piano at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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How School Service Music Stores Can Help Music Teachers Access ESSER Funds

As one of the closest partners in music education, a school service music store can provide invaluable help to teachers navigating Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding requests.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Andrea McAlister

Andrea McAlister is an Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio, the Director of Digital Content for the Frances Clark Center and the Senior Editor of Piano Magazine.

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Tips for First-Year Music Teachers from the 2021 "40 Under 40" Educators

Starting a new job is always stressful.  

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Phillip Keveren

World-renowned composer and pianist Phillip Keveren is the co-author of the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Stan Renard

At The University of Texas at San AntonioDr. Stan Renard is an assistant professor of Music Marketing; assistant director of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE); and the director of the Arts Incubation Research Lab.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Pamela Pike

Pamela Pike is the Herndon Spillman Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University and the editor-in-chief and chief content director for Piano Magazine

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Serona Elton

Serona Elton is a professor and director of the Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program at University of Miami Frost School of Music. She is also the Head of Educational Partnerships at The Mechanical Licensing Collective.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Jeffrey Nytch

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Donny Gruendler

Dr. Donny Gruendler is the vice president of music education at Guitar Center

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. David Cutler

Dr. David Cutler is a distinguished professor of music and director of music entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Omar Thomas

Omar Thomas is an assistant professor of composition at The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music. He is helping educators rethink the way that they can build non-exclusionary curricula.  

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Virtual Celebration of the First Performance of the School Year

The first musical performance of the school year is an exciting milestone for beginning band students because they can showcase their budding musical talents to their family and friends.

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The United Sound Method for Private Lesson Teachers

Inclusion is at the heart of United Sound, a peer mentoring program that provides musical performance experiences for students with special needs (called New Musicians). 

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Yamaha and 50+ Organizations Unite to Support Arts Education

Yamaha Corporation of America joined more than 50 other organizations to endorse the National Association for Music Education’s “Arts Education Is Essential” unified statement.

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Resources for Online Teaching

Updated 5/10/2022 at 9:20 a.m. PDT

We want to do our part to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching.

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