Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


  • Positive Mental Health Strategies

    With proper planning and the right strategies, you will have a healthier outlook on life and be a better music educator.

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  • Find Work-Life Balance

    A high school music educator shares six tips to manage work-life balance and be more productive.

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  • Grant Writing: A 3-Step Game Plan

    Finding and applying for grants is something that all music educators should do. But how do you get started? Try these tactics that have proven to be successful for an Iowa school district.

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  • Bring Plans, Not Problems

    Keep open lines of communication with administrators and the school board to ensure they are aware of your program's plans, goals and needs.

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Online Teaching Resources

Check out this list of resources, free lesson plans and more to help music educators as they tackle and embrace online teaching.   

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Funding Resources

Here's a collection of resources to help music educators navigate the various grant and funding opportunities available. 

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Booster Club Health

A healthy parent booster organization benefits your students and your program.

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Build a Program from Scratch

A band director's clear vision helped him build a successful band program at a new high school.

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Cellist Mike Block's Musical Quest

Cellist Mike Block’s output is staggeringly diverse, and he applies a high level of skill, commitment and efficiency into every style.

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Case Study: Reinventing a Music Program

At O'Fallon Township High School in Illinois, the band director goes above and beyond the call of duty to give students access to music at all levels.

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Q&A with Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd

According to Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd, everyone is inherently musical. Find out why she has devoted her life to music education.

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Lab Controllers Offer Flexibility and Convenience

Group teaching is challenging. A lab controller offers music teachers flexibility and convenience.

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The Venova: Game Changer for Elementary School Students

This innovative instrument is much more than a curiosity. It will change teaching winds at the elementary level.

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Pablo Rieppi and the Art of Practicing

Percussionist Pablo Rieppi recommends finding creativity and comfort in practice.  

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Festival Etiquette

Proper appearance and demeanor on stage and in the audience make a powerful statement about your ensemble during formal performances.

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