Case Study: Use Intellectual Discomfort to Expand Music Offerings

Music teachers are unique individuals, but they often share a few common traits.

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Case Study: A 3-Week Fine Arts Exploratory Course More than Doubled Band Enrollment

In less than three weeks, the Ralls County R-II School District in Center, Missouri, more than doubled its beginning band program.

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The New Normal

“Nerv-i-cited” is how my daughter describes the feeling of being simultaneously excited and nervous.

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Case Study: Summer Composition Program Addresses Gender Gap

Ever since I can remember, I have been writing music. I premiered my first real composition, entitled “The Mysterious Island,” when I was 8 years old.

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Case Study: Expanding the Footprint of a Storied Music Program

In the summer of 2018, I began my tenure as the director of bands at Shelby County High School (SCHS) in Columbiana, Alabama.

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Case Study: Practice Not Required

Yes, you read the title of this article correctly — please proceed with caution because this topic may offend most music teachers.

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Case Study: How Popular Music Education Transformed a Texas Program and School

When I started at St. Michael’s Catholic Academyin Austin, Texas, about 10 years ago, I was faced with two challenges: low student program participation and school size.

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Launching a Music Business Program at Your High School

Many students dream of becoming performers, but because it is so highly competitive, that world can be brutal and disheartening.

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Fix It: Snare Drum Rolls Teaching Tips

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a time when you were conducting on the podium and cued a much anticipated, exposed and important snare drum roll. What did it sound like?

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Enhance Snare Drum Performance with Instrument Selection, Preparation and Tuning

I clearly remember the first time I heard – or rather, felt – a snare drum. It was during the annual Memorial Day parade in my hometown of Montville, Connecticut, and I was no more than 5 years old. 

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Fix It: Bass Drum Teaching Tips

I recently reached out to a small group of my University of Kentucky alumni, who teach band and orchestra in public schools.
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Strong Bonds: The Value of Teacher-Student Connections

“I remember that guy!” My husband was on vacation with his best friend since 1st grade, and they were laughing and reminiscing about a terrific teacher they’d had 40 years ago.
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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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Try this Creative Composition Activity

Ignite creativity in your musical classroom with a new activity.

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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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Zoomed Out? Solutions to Overcome Video-Conferencing Overload

Once only used by remote work teams, video-conferencing services like Zoom, Skype, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams became lifelines for people in all walks of life during the pandemic.

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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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