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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: 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: 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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TITLE: Twin Posts – EDITOR’S CHOICE – Top Ten Concert Band Pieces You May Have Missed

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: October 6, 2023

Looking for quality Grade 2 or Grade 3 concert band pieces? Don’t overlook these “Top 10” quality pieces selected by Ray Benton, our Technology and Media Specialist, with 32 years of teaching experience.  We’ve combined these two posts into one.  All of the entrees feature demonstration recordings. . .

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TITLE: Fundraising Without Selling

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DATE: September 7, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Tyler Swick – TIRED OF SELLING COOKIE DOUGH, WRAPPING PAPER OR COUPON BOOKS? HERE ARE SOME UNCONVENTIONAL WAYS TO FUNDRAISE WITHOUT SELLING ANYTHING. Chances are high that either as a student or teacher, you’ve attempted to sell cookie dough, chocolate, wrapping paper, popcorn or coupon books in order to raise funds for your music program….

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TITLE: 10 Ways to Make Your Students’ Day

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DATE: August 17, 2023

Curated from YAMAHA – by Jarrett Lipman – KIDS ARE EXCITED TO SEE TEACHERS WHO ARE EXCITED TO SEE THEM, SO BRING YOUR A-GAME EVERY DAY. Students look forward to learning from teachers who are excited to teach them. When your students come to your class, your body language and interaction set the tone for the rehearsal. Are you starting…

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