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TITLE: Perform More Often – A Support to Retaining Music Students

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DATE: January 23, 2024

Curated from KHS America – by Peter Boonshaft, Director of Education – Why do students quit music? Well, I think we can all agree there are as many answers to that question as there are students who quit.  But I am confident that the bottom line is that they just don’t think they are very good at it. Let’s face it: how rarely…

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TITLE: Co-Directors and Assistants: Step Out of the Shadows

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DATE: January 2, 2024

Curated from YAMAHA – by Don Stinson – IF YOU ARE IN A SECONDARY ROLE TO A BAND DIRECTOR, ARM YOURSELF WITH PRACTICAL TIPS AND INSIGHTS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR IMPACT IN THE CLASSROOM. Many articles and resources are tailored toward guiding head directors of school music programs, but what about the unsung heroes? Assistant directors and co-directors play a vital…

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TITLE: Prolong the Life of Your Instruments with Regular Cleaning and Maintenance

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DATE: December 5, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Steve Graves – ADD YEARS TO THE LIFE OF YOUR WINDS AND PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS WITH A REGULAR MAINTENANCE ROUTINE. After students, instruments are the most valuable asset in teaching instrumental music. I teach at Lexington Junior High in California, and every day I trust adolescents with these expensive and fragile items with very little supervision. Add…

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TITLE: Why You Need to be a Good Conductor

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DATE: December 1, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Brandon J. Duras – CONDUCTORS DO MORE THAN KEEP TIME. HERE ARE FIVE REASONS TO WORK AT YOUR CONDUCTING SKILLS SO YOU CAN LEAD AND INSPIRE YOUR ENSEMBLES. If you are responsible for one or more large ensembles, conducting is one of the most important parts of your job. Your performance as a conductor is…

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TITLE: Case Study: Implementing a Successful Group Piano Program

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DATE: November 30, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Jordan Smith – CONNECT WITH MORE STUDENTS AND DETERMINE A FASTER PACING WITH GROUP LESSONS. Tammy Miller, a member of the Omaha Conservatory of Music’s artist-faculty and the Keyboard Explorers Liaison, who coordinates piano group lessons, is working to change the way students engage in piano lessons. In doing so, she hopes to create more…

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TITLE: 8 Tips for Sight-Reading Success

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DATE: November 21, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Stacy N. Hackett – INCORPORATE SIGHT READING INTO DAILY PRACTICE AND FOSTER SKILLS FOR A LIFETIME OF MUSICAL SUCCESS. The key to sight-reading success? Consistent daily practice. “Sight-reading is a skill any musician can acquire,” says Michael Burritt, professor of percussion and chair of the woodwinds, brass and percussion department at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York….

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