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TITLE: Give Your Ensemble a Daily Diet of Fundamentals

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DATE: July 1, 2022

Curated from The YAMAHA Educator Suite – by Jarrett Lipman – A musician’s daily diet or daily drill provides all the necessary basics for performing on an instrument successfully. While it’s not a perfect formula, at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, we stick to our daily drill in the same way that we brush our teeth or get dressed for school…

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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: Ten Strategies to Improve Intonation in the Instrumental Ensemble

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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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TITLE: Directing Band Podcast Episode 11: What every middle school band student should know

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DATE: February 15, 2022

Curated from Directing Band – Here’s what one Georgia band director expects of his incoming middle school students.  The state standards may differ from yours, but the concepts can apply. Episode 11 is an episode based on a listener request.   In this episode, Josh describes what he ideally wants every student to know when they enter the high school…

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TITLE: Ignite a Passion for Practice

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DATE: February 15, 2022

Curated from the YAMAHA Educator Suite – by Frank DiMaria –  Rather than relying on external motivation, successful teachers inspire students to fuel their own flame to attain a higher level of mastery. To this end, Chris Gleason, instrumental music educator at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, taps into “the deeply human need to direct [one’s life] and to…

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TITLE: NPD Webinar – Incorporating Latin Percussion into Your Jazz Program – with Matthew Henry

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DATE: January 6, 2022

About this Webinar – This valuable webinar provides a missing piece for many jazz programs.  Presenter/demonstrator Matthew Henry combines his skills as a musician, a music educator, and an authority on Latin music in this unique webinar.  Matthew breaks down the characteristics of the Mambo, Samba, Bossa Nova, and Cha Cha and explains in depth the possible instrument choices of…

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