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TITLE: Case Study: Grassroots Funding Through Social Media and Contests

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: May 13, 2022

Curated from The Yamaha Educator Suite – by Christine Ngeo Katzman –  When Heather Taylor became the band director at Lakeshore Elementary School in Rochester, New York, in 2018, she had an $80 annual budget. “That’s literally less than $1 a kid,” says Taylor who teaches about 140 students in 4th and 5th grades out of 420 students overall in grades 3…

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TITLE: Reducing Performance Anxiety

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DATE: May 4, 2022

Curated from The YAMAHA Educator Suite – by Steve Graves – We’ve all seen it happen and have even felt it ourselves — that feeling in the pit of your stomach, the shakiness, the nerves. As directors, we have learned to live with performance anxiety, but what can we do to help our students deal with it? What is Musical…

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TITLE: Your Four-Tool Recruitment Bundle

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 10, 2022

Time to recruit that new crop of beginners?  Depending on your school’s time setup, it could be now,  it could be in a few weeks, it could be in a few months.  No matter when that is, NOW is the time to make plans.  These FOUR posts found at the Nottelmann Blog, linked below, can greatly improve your chances of…

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TITLE: Video Review – Recording Your Students with the Affordable Samson CO2 Mic Pair and Zoom Q8 Video Handy Recorder

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 3, 2022

If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, here’s a quality option for recording your large ensembles, small ensembles, or soloists – band, jazz band, choir, or orchestra.  This demo was created by JW Pepper, but the mics are also available at Nottelmann Music.  Email RAY for our current low price and availability.  

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TITLE: Build a Culture of Excellence

SOURCE: Ray Benton

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DATE: March 3, 2022

Curated from the YAMAHA Educator Suite – by Jarrett Lipman – Students who believe in their ability to perform at a high level are more likely to achieve remarkable things. When students see results as a performer, they develop trust in their instructors. Music educators’ ability to take their students to a level that they may not even see as possible hinges…

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TITLE: Ten Strategies to Improve Intonation in the Instrumental Ensemble

SOURCE: Curated

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DATE: March 3, 2022

Curated from The Alfred Blog – by David Pope – “Bad intonation is unforgiveable.” This quote was shared with me by a mentor when I was an undergraduate student over 20 years ago, and it has remained an integral part of my teaching philosophy. In every situation, no matter if I was teaching a traditional school ensemble or an all-state…

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