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With the challenges of teaching during the COVID 19 restrictions, you’ll find several posts to help you through this challenging time.
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NOTE: our posts do not necessarily appear in chronological order, as some are ordered according to the season.
To benefit all band directors, The Nottelmann Blog provides this curated, special article on sterilization precautions regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic – COVID-19 and Instrument Cleaning The NFHS, NAfME and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – A guest post by Katherine Miller – During these unprecedented times, the lines between home and work can be a little blurrier. Music teachers might be more used to this then others as we often hold rehearsals before and after school, performances on night and weekends, and have to find professional development opportunities devoted to […]MORE
Schools and institutions, do you have a 600mhz wireless mic system? As of July 13 2020, those systems are illegal to use. If your system is from Audio-Technica, we have good news. A factory rebate program is available through Sept. 30 2020. CLICK TO FIND YOUR SYSTEM AND TRADE-IN VALUE We can assist you with the right replacement model and […]MORE
Curated from NFHS – The mission of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) provides leadership for the administration of high-school based activities, emphasizing health and safety to develop leaders and increase opportunities for all. In the time of COVID-19, […]MORE
Curated from AmroMusic.com – While there are still many unknowns about the upcoming 2020-2021 school year, one thing is for certain: the importance of music in our schools and the impact it has on student’s lives has not changed. Educators and administrators across the country are working tirelessly to strategize ways to return to school safely. However, many of the […]MORE
Curated from JW Pepper – by Kathryn Griesinger – Perhaps you’re a long-time band director asked to start a string program at your school. Or you’re a first-year teacher looking at limited job options that may include any combination of band, chorus, or strings. However you find yourself in this situation, the lack of a string playing background shouldn’t deter […]MORE
Curated from 4themusiceducator.com – by Bill Stevens – Musicians who require the use of their air to perform will benefit from “Starting Breathing Exercises to Encourage Air Capacity Growth.” Whether you are a brass, woodwind or even a vocalist musician, breathing, and effective airflow, is an absolute necessity to perform. In addition, increasing your knowledgebase is a great way to […]MORE
Curated from Midnight Music – by Sarah Joncas – Most music teachers are teaching online right now. Many music educational technology companies are offering their apps, paid subscriptions, and other features to educators for free right now. This can be a great thing, as it allows teachers to see the variety of tools and resources available, and to preview them […]MORE
This video curated from Scott Lang Leadership – Three things to think about as you fight for your programMORE
Curated from NAfME – NAfME is supporting a new study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall. The study will examine aerosol rates produced by wind instrumentalists, vocalists, and even actors, and how quickly those aerosol rates accumulate in a space. As part of NAfME support for the study, our Society chairs (SRME chair Deborah A. […]MORE
Curated from Smartmusic’s The Music Educator Blog – by Elisa Jansen Jones – This week’s episode recaps a webinar I recently hosted that wasn’t really a webinar at all! Not a lesson, not a lecture—it was a work session. I brought on my friend and colleague Jessica Peresta to help walk us through exactly how to plan for next school […]MORE