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By Meghan Cabral – This article originally appeared on the Band Director’s Talk Shop blog. – After teaching for over 13 years, taking many student teachers, and working with new teachers as colleagues, I began reflecting on my first few years as a teacher. It is hard as a new or even veteran teacher to focus on the small stuff and […]MORE
Frank Troika – Conn-Selmer Division of Education, CSI Connect – A pretty strong argument can be made that our student leaders have a tougher job of working with their peers than we do in working with our students. As teachers, we have inherent authority by way of our titles, our degrees, and to a large extent, our age and years of […]MORE
Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music – Considerations for music teachers – There are already a number of articles and tutorials written which go into the details of the options for displaying your iPad on a data projector or IWB to students during class time. I want to talk about the options from the point of view of the music teacher. What works […]MORE
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
Ray Benton and Benjamin Middleton – Nottelmann Music Co. – Ray Benton, Technology and Media Specialist for Nottelmann Music, shares his experiences and advice from 32 years in music education and over 14 years in helping music teachers incorporate music technology into their everyday teaching. This is the complete video of our clinic at MMEA, covering a wide range of technology […]MORE
Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Conn Selmer Division of Education – Conn-Selmer’s VP of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser, discusses the different levels of group motivation. View this short but important video for valuable insights for any music program. Tim Lautzenheiser is a widely-recognized voice advocating the importance of music education for every child. Over the last three decades, countless students have experienced […]MORE
Dr. Tim Lautzenhauser – Conn Selmer Division of Education – In the world of developing leadership in music programs, it doesn’t get any better than the tips from Conn-Selmer’s VP of Education, Tim Lautzenheiser. View this video as Dr. Tim discusses the Five Laws of Servitude Leadership. Tim Lautzenheiser is a widely-recognized voice advocating the importance of music education for every […]MORE