Yamaha Educator Suite: Building the Next Generation of Music Educators


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    Expanding a Program's Footprint

    A new director revitalized a successful music program with creative fundraising and buy-in from students and parents.

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    Inclusive Repertoire

    Try these five ways to build more diversity in your repertoire.

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    Online Rehearsals

    Restructure your online ensemble practices to help students stay engaged.

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    Deconstructing Mallets

    Understanding the differet parts of a mallet will help you make the smartest selections for your percussion section.

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Come Back Strong in the Fall

With our Post-Pandemic Planning Guide, start your recruitment and retention efforts now.

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Online Resources

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

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Tips to Reinvent a Music Program

Try these five tips to rebuild and reinvigorate a music program.

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Christian Howes' Three Pillars of Pedagogy

Learn violinist Christian Howes' three keys to music education.

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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: Celebrating Mariachi in Iowa

Band directors for Denison High School and Middle School in Iowa noted the growing Hispanic population in the area and brought its culture and music into the classroom.

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How to Choose the Right Mouthpiece

Consider these five tips when selecting a mouthpiece for your winds instrument.

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6 Keys to Creating a Game Plan for Your Ensemble

Try these tactical approaches to create a positive and healthy game plan for your ensemble.

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Letter to Myself: Travis J. Cross

Dr. Travis J. Cross is a Yamaha Master Educator and chair of music at UCLA. In a letter to his younger self, he emphasizes the importance to always do right and seek opportunities to grow and stretch as a musician and teacher. 

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Collaboration is Key for K-12 Alignment

When you develop alignment across disciplines, buildings and age groups in K-12 music programs, keep these considerations in mind. 

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Craft a Proposal for New Instruments

Create a multi-year replacement plan to manage your inventory of instruments.

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