Heather Mansell, an accomplished violinist, has served Yamaha as a member of the marketing team in two countries. She started with Yamaha Canada in Toronto after her orchestra stand partner offered her a retail job at a downtown violin shop. Heather is now based in the Southern California headquarters of Yamaha Corporation of America, and is...

Heather Mansell, an accomplished violinist, has served Yamaha as a member of the marketing team in two countries. She started with Yamaha Canada in Toronto after her orchestra stand partner offered her a retail job at a downtown violin shop. Heather is now based in the Southern California headquarters of Yamaha Corporation of America, and is the segment marketing manager focused on education. She is a mom to a baby girl, and enjoys exploring art, music, languages, history and architecture.

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Access Title IV-A Funds and Build a Stronger Music Program

You have grand plans for your music program, but money is tight. In 2015, music educators celebrated the passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which calls for a "well-rounded education" that includes music and the arts. But it's been almost five years since ESSA was signed into law, and your program is working to stretch every dollar.  

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Take Note: Dorico is a Must-Have for Music Classrooms

Dorico music notation software is right at home in the music classroom. Dorico supports teaching music theory and composition through its algorithms, ensuring that music is always expressed according to the established practice, with rhythmic groupings and enharmonic spellings automatically calculated. 

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Pros and Cons for Pickups, Microphones and Electric Strings

We orchestral string players are used to playing acoustically … until we're asked to play in a situation where the sound from our instrument isn't going to project enough or cut through a louder group of instrumentalists.

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Students Help Teach Music to Students with Disabilities

United Sound is a school-based instrumental music club for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their peers. Dedicated to promoting social involvement through shared ensemble performance experience, the organization enables music students with and without disabilities to learn and perform in band or orchestra together. 

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