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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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    Avoid Burnout

    When your attitude toward your career
    wavers, don’t succumb to burnout. Stay
    inspired and inspiring rather than self-combusting.

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    6 Tips for Ear Training

    Try these tips for ear training and
    intonation and get serious results.

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Tips to Reinvent a Music Program

Try these five tips to rebuild and reinvigorate a music program from the director of bands at O'Fallon Township High School.

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Colleagues and Friends

Percussionists Jauvon Gilliam and Eric Shin reflect on each other as educators, performers and friends.

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Phasing Problems

Get your marching band in sync using practical ideas to combat sound delays on the field.

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Get Parents Involved!

Get parents involved and engaged in their children's musical growth.

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Get Ready for the First Performance National Day of Celebration

During the First Performance National Day of Celebration, beginners can showcase their musical skills and get a much-deserved boost of confidence.

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How Trumpeter Sean Jones Gets Respect

No matter the venue -- classroom, concert hall, recording studio or small club -- people notice and pay attention to  trumpeter Sean Jones, who exudes a quiet, but powerful, strength. 

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Find a Mentor

Seek guidance from a mentor who can help you navigate those confusing and isolating early years of teaching.

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A Music Program Succeeds in the Inner City

A band director took risks and overcame the odds at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, turning a declining program into one of the most successful in Nevada.

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Electric Strings: The Power of Plugging In

Plug in and use pedals to add effects like digital delay, reverb and pitch shifter to your electric strings. 

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Bring a Sense of Joy into Elementary Music Classes

Focus on play and movement with elementary school students.

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Advice from Yamaha Master Educators Kevin Sedatole and Gary Lewis

Focus your efforts on the things that only music educators can do -- the music.

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