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    Takeaways from FAQs on ESSER Funds

    COVID-19 relief funds are available for music programs and to purchase instruments. Check out the highlights from a new FAQ released by the Department of Education.  

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    Practice Not Required

    An unorthodox philosophy of no practicing outside of school works at Joliet Central High School. 

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    The New Normal

    As in-person teaching resumes, music educators must adapt and thrive as they ease into a new era in education.

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    Trumpet Teaching Tips

    Try these expert tips on fixing common errors that trumpet students make. 

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Online Resources

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

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Try this Composition Activity

Ignite creativity with this lesson, which teaches composing,  arranging and sight reading. 

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Words of Wisdom

Jeff Coffin draws on his life experiences to help you become a better teacher.

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Map for Success

Try these tips during your first year teaching strings. Tip #5 will surprise you.

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Mimi Stillman: Accomplished and Approachable

Flute prodigy Mimi Stillman showcases the physical, intellectual and emotional aspects of music making -- and shares these skills with students around the world.

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Case Study: 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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The Importance of Saxophone Mouthpieces

With the right mouthpiece, students will likely experience far better results in response, tuning, articulation and tonal-dynamic control.

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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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Dayton Public Schools' Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli

Q&A with Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli

The superintendent of Dayton Public Schools shares her musical memories and why she fights for music education.

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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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Resources for Student Recruitment and Retention

To keep students involved in music education all the way through high school, music teachers must plan early and act. A great start is to gain access to invaluable materials online.

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