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    Collaboration with Julie DeRoche

    Clarinetist Julie DeRoche finds success on stage and in the classroom with a never-give-up attitude and an inclusive, collaborative approach.

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    Improve Students' Tone

    Help strings and winds students break down the factors of sound production and incorporate them back into the music. 

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    Q&A with Eric Whitacre

    GRAMMY®-winning composer, Eric Whitacre, shares his unique             and profound views about music education and more. 

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Is Your Booster Program Healthy?

Regularly check on the health of your parent booster organization to foster a healthy partnership, which will benefit your students and your music program.

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Sean Jones' Advice to Educators

Teach your students that once they start performing, professionalism is as important as musical skills. 

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Road Map for New Orchestra Directors

Be patient with yourself as you navigate through your first year of teaching strings.

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ESSA: Get Started on the Right Foot

Music educators play a vital role in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Building a Band Program from Scratch

Yamaha Master Educator Daniel Berard started the music program at a brand-new high school. His tips can help new and established programs.

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Build Bridges: Work with Administration, Parents and Other Teachers

Music educators must forge partnerships to ensure that their music programs prosper.

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Christian Howes: Versatile Violin Virtuoso

Classically trained violinist Christian Howes breaks free of genre conventions to practice and teach creativity.

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Add Sound Reinforcement

Add sound reinforcement in a strategic way to give your band a competitive edge. Volume enhancements can result in a more unique experience for the audience, too.

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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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Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Marguerite Wilder

Marguerite Wilder remembers the enthusiasm and passion of a beginning trombone player that led to eight years of music-making.

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