Yamaha Educator Suite: Building the Next Generation of Music Educators

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    I Created an Organization System

    A music educator created a software program to help keep track of instruments, uniforms, finances and more. 

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    Vibraphone Teaching Tips

    Try these expert tips on fixing common errors that vibraphone 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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    Teacher-Student Connections

    Your positive, supportive relationships with your students can literally make them healthier for life.

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Come Back Strong in the Fall

Start your recruitment and retention efforts with our Post-Pandemic Planning Guide.

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Online Resources

Check out this list of online resources, free lesson plans and more to help music educators.   

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Scheduling Advice

Check out the precise scheduling and pacing strategy of Roma High School's band director.

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Trumpet player Sean Jones

Encourage Professionalism

Trumpet player and educator Sean Jones says that professionalism is as important as musical skills. 

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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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Case Study: Extracurricular Ensembles in Michigan

Strike up the percussion ensemble and bring on the bagpipes at Caledonia Community Schools.

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Create a Chamber Ensemble

Chamber ensembles build performance and technical skills, boost confidence and connect musicians.

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7 Ways to Help Band Directors Tackle Strings Education

The skills you have honed to be a successful band director and performer can be applied to tackle strings education.

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Nevada Congressman Mark Amodei

Q&A with U.S. Representative Mark Amodei

Congressman Mark Amodei shares his music-making memories as a public school student in northern Nevada.

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Blending Brass

Band directors and music educators can harness the strength of brass instruments to build a powerful ensemble sound.

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Top 10: What Percussionists Need to Know Before Their First Ensemble Rehearsal

A must-have list of practical advice for percussion students -- from resting and breathing to bringing a black towel and doing what the conductor wants.

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