Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


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    Black Violin Dares Students to Dream

    Black Violin received encouragement and untold opportunities as they developed their musical skills. Now they want to pay it forward to a new generation of violinists.

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    5 Reasons to Go to a MEA Conference

    MEA conferences are integral to your professional development. Don't miss the opportunity to network with other music educators and learn from experts. 

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    Five Tips to Plan for a Guest Artist

    Bringing a guest artist to work with your students can be a win-win for all involved. Make the most of a guest clinician visit with these five steps.

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Technology Tools for the Middle School Classroom

Save time and engage young learners in and out of the music classroom using free apps and web-based programs.

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Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon Does it All

A true globetrotter, Wycliffe Gordon splits his time on a multitude of musical pursuits, including performing, composing, arranging and a dedication to educating the next generation of musicians.

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The Yamaha Master Educator Program

Schedule time with one of these distinguished educators who will inspire and motivate music teachers to meet and exceed their professional goals. 

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Scheduling Advice from a High School Band Director

Try some of these scheduling and pacing strategies.

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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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Case Study: Mobilizing a Community to Win Yamaha Instruments

At Teasley Middle School in Canton, Georgia, a new band director rallied his community to win Yamaha instruments for an expanding band program.

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The Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Concert

Consider all the elements of a concert to nourish the development of your students and enhance your audience's enjoyment.

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New to Teaching Strings?

If you are new to teaching strings, don't panic. Top string professionals offer advice as you launch into uncharted territory.

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Richard Floyd

Richard Floyd emphasizes that educators should always focus on the art of making music.

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Off-Season Care and Maintenance for Percussion Instruments

Keep up maintenance and care of your percussion equipment after every season to ensure that it remains in top shape.

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