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Five Tips for Your General Music Class – By NAfME Member Kelly Mraz – How long has it been since you’ve taken a percussion methods class? When other music teachers find out I am a percussionist, the number one question I get is, “I’ve always wondered, how do you play . . . ?” So often, drums get our (and […]MORE
Audio-Technica – A-T Blog Editor – One of the leading audio technology manufacturers in the world has rounded up some of the best microphones, headphones, and wireless microphone systems for you to consider for your program. Their products are a preferred brand for podcasters, social media and YouTube personalities, journalists and interviewers, live-streamers, voice over artists, and musicians. These are […]MORE
Audio-Technica – A-T Blog Editor – Sorting through the definitions of mic and line level can be confusing because there are varied definitions of the terms among audio engineers and manufacturers. Before getting into an in-depth definition, it would probably be a good idea to talk about why you should be concerned about whether an input or output is mic or line […]MORE
Jack Stamp – Music educators, you’ve gotta hear this! Listen to Jack Stamp, giving one of the best examples of exactly why music education is so important and belongs in our schools. Dr. Jack Stamp is currently adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he teaches conducting. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Stamp served as Director […]MORE
Curated from Audio-Technica’s Blog, by the A-T Blog Editor – Whether you’re just beginning with content creation or looking to upgrade your audio gear, Audio-Technica offers a variety of equipment to help you capture the perfect audio for podcasting, broadcasting, streaming, and more. We’ve rounded up some of the best microphones, headphones, and wireless systems that podcasters, social media and YouTube […]MORE
Sandy Feldstein – Artists House Music – In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – There are things they don’t teach you in college about being a band director that are important to know; things that go beyond teaching someone to play an instrument. Sandy Feldstein offers excellent advice about soliciting support of other teachers for your program, recruiting kids for your […]MORE
Curated from NAfME – by Peer J. Perry, D.M.A. – As you use more and more technology in your teaching, you might find yourself eventually intertwined in a technological web of software, hardware, apps, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones, interactive white boards (IWB), etc. As part of their functionality, these devices and applications interact with one another using a variety of […]MORE
Curated from the Conn-Selmer Division of Education – by Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – “I just can’t seem to get motivated.” “There is so much to do and yet I find myself just sitting around as more work piles up. There is nothing motivating me to get it done.”The successful teachers seem to be so motivated; how do they do it? I wish I could be […]MORE
From Where It’s A-T, by Audio-Technica Question: How do I mike a marching band? Answer: It’s that time of year again when high school band directors really start kicking it into gear, getting everything ready for the upcoming marching band season. They should have already selected the music they will be playing and started choreographing the show. The site for […]MORE
The Selmer Music Guidance Survey student aptitude test is no longer in print, but below are all of the elements a music educator needs to administer the test. Print out the Student Sheet, play each of the four parts recorded below, and use the answer key to grade the completed Student Sheets. Selmer Music Guidance Survey Student Sheet Selmer Music […]MORE