Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


  • The 2021 Class of "40 Under 40"

    Meet 40 outstanding music educators who are making a difference by growing and strengthening their music programs.

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  • Mimi Stillman

    Flute prodigy Mimi Stillman shares the intellectual and emotional aspects of music making with students around the world.

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  • Fix It: Trumpet Teaching Tips

    Try these expert tips on fixing common errors that trumpet students make. 

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  • The ABCs of Classroom Management

    Try these 26 tips to connect with your students and make your music class run smoother.

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Bring Plans, Not Problems

Make sure administrators and the school board are aware of your program's plans, goals and needs.

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Funding Resource Roundup

Check out this collection of resources to help music educators navigate the various grant and funding opportunities available. 

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Budget for Success

Many variables – including unknown elements – must be balanced to create a sound financial plan.

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Quick Start Guide to Dorico

Try the capabilities of Dorico's updated notation software.

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Emily Threinen: Music's North Star

Acclaimed conductor Emily Threinen returns to Minnesota, the North Star State, as a professor and guiding light for students looking for support and excellence.

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Case Study: Private School Outreach

The Music Academy hosted by Mater Dei High School brings music, camaraderie and performance opportunities to Southern California private school students.

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The United Sound Method for Private Lesson Teachers

Private lessons teachers can apply United Sound techniques to promote inclusion in their programs by having student leaders act as peer mentors to special needs music students.

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Q&A with Yamaha Master Educator Douglas Droste

The Ball State University director of orchestras explains why he is a dedicated advocate of music education.

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Violinist Christian Howes' Three Pillars of Pedagogy

Renowed violinist Christian Howes says the three keys to music education is to break down the music, nurture creativity and expose students to different styles.

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Craft a Proposal for New Instruments

Create a multi-year replacement plan to manage your inventory of instruments.

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DonorsChoose Helps Provide Quality Music Education

Yamaha has set up a matching offer through DonorsChoose.org to help music teachers get vital classroom supplies.

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