40 Under 40 — Nominate a Deserving Music Educator Today!

Yamaha is an active advocate for music education. We want to empower music educators and help them strengthen their programs in any way we can.

As part of this initiative, Yamaha is launching the 40 Under 40 program. Yamaha wants to recognize and celebrate the most innovative, creative and impactful music educators under 40 who are making a difference. These music education leaders will be the ones to watch in 2021 and beyond.

 

Eligibility Requirements 

WHAT GRADE RANGE? K-12? MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL? PRIVATE TEACHERS?

Educators can be nominated by students, parents, other teachers or administrators, and mentors. No self-nominations allowed. 

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Nebraska Music Education Association 2020 Conference

Welcome! We are thrilled to join the Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) in presenting its 2020 virtual convention. 

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SupportED 2020 Number 2 Issue: My Top 5 for Tough Times

Since we are in our fifth year of publishing SupportED magazine, here are my Top 5 things to keep you and your programs strong during these troubling times:

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Boston Brass Summer Winds Seminar

Welcome! Thank you for registering to participate in the Boston Brass Summer Winds Seminar.

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Texas Music Educators — Summer Conferences 2020

Welcome! We are thrilled to join the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA), the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) and the Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) in presenting their 2020 virtual conventions. Combined, these three organizations have served music educators in Texas for 195 years!

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MTNA 2020 Virtual Conference — Yamaha Showcases

Welcome, music teachers!

Yamaha is proud to partner with MTNA to bring its 2020 Virtual Conference to you. Even though we will miss interacting with you in person, our goal is to offer helpful and meaningful sessions and resources so you can continue to fulfill MTNA’s mission of advancing the value of music study and music making to society.

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Yamaha SupportED's 2020 Number 1: A Milestone

This issue marks the beginning of the fifth year of SupportED magazine. At the time we launched the magazine in 2016, music educators and advocates were celebrating the recent passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act. That year, we first heard words like Brexit and Zika. Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar, and “Uptown Funk” was named the Record of the Year. In Rio De Janeiro, veteran Olympians Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt as well as first-timer Simone Biles amazed us. And President Barack Obama spent his final year in office.

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Yamaha SupportED's 2019 Volume 4 is Here!

In my job, I get to meet a lot of people — music teachers, students, per­forming artists — and tackle fun and challenging tasks, such as negotiating endorsement deals, helping produce Yamaha concerts and events, giving lectures at music schools and so much more.

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Yamaha SupportED's 2019 Volume 3 is Here!

June is one of my favorite times of the year because it's when we host the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Celebration at the Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  

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Yamaha SupportED's 2019 Volume 2 is Here!

I'll never forget my first mentor. He made such an impact on me that I have a constant reminder of him in my home office.

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Yamaha SupportED’s 2019 Volume 1 is Here!

A new year brings some new sections in SupportED magazine. I am excited about "Letter to Myself," which features Yamaha Master Educators writing a letter to their younger selves during their first year of teaching. These letters are like gems from a time capsule — they are full of inspiration, enthusiasm and sage advice that can only come from decades of dedication.

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Percussion Methods 102: Percussion Methods Revisited

Presented by Dr. Dave Gerhart SNARE DRUM Setting the Height of the Snare DrumPlacement of the Snare StrainerAdjusting the SnaresStick SelectionFulcrumRudiments = ScalesStroke TypesExercises ||: F F F F D U D U :|| ||: D U F F :|| ||: F D U :||Order to Teach RudimentsDiddle RudimentsFlam RudimentsDrag RudimentsRoll RudimentsPractice PadsBooksStick C...
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Percussion Methods 103: 10 More Things Every Band Director Needs to Know

Presented by Dr. Dave Gerhart   SNARE DRUM Setting the Height of the Snare Drum Placement of the Snare Strainer Tuning Batter (Top) Head = G#/A Snare (Bottom) Head = C/C# (Above Batter Head) Adjusting the Snares Practice Pads Stick Selection Fulcrum Rudiments = Scales Stroke Types Exercises ||: F F F F D U D U :||||: D U F F :||||: F D U ...
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Yamaha SupportED’s 2018 Volume 4 is Here!

As New Year's Day approaches, I enjoy a tradition that has inspired me for years. Throughout the year, I take little notes in hopes of having a truthful and worthy response to one question I ask myself every December 31: "What did you learn this year, John Wittmann?"

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Yamaha SupportED's 2018 Volume 3 is Here!

We want all the pages in SupportED magazine to be full of valuable, relevant and inspiring information that will help you. To ensure this, we often stop and ask ourselves during Yamaha staff meetings, "Are we working in a vacuum?" and "Are we writing the best content to help band and orchestra directors?" We question ourselves because we never want to lose sight of our mission: to inspire and help band and orchestra directors continue to be the best teachers they can be.

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Yamaha SupportED’s 2018 Volume 2 is Here!

Our goal for the magazine — to inspire and help instrumental band and orchestral directors continue to be the best teachers they can be — hasn't changed since we launched SupportED two years ago. In fact, our commitment to this goal is stronger than ever.All the articles in the magazine are about real teachers, successful programs and influential artists.

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Yamaha SupportED’s 2018 Volume 1 is Here!

My team and I are lucky to work with an incredible group of talented Yamaha Performing Artists. One common thread we hear from them is their never-ceasing hunger for continued improvement. Simply put, the most successful musical artists never stop being students of their instruments and of music. We hope that the articles in SupportED feed your never-ceasing hunger to improve as an educational artist in your field.

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Yamaha SupportED’s 2017 Volume 4 is Here!

Welcome to the seventh edition of SupportED, a publication that is dedicated to inspire and empower band and orchestral directors. To put it simply, our goal is to help you as you develop your "secret sauce" for being an effective educator.

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Yamaha SupportED’s 2017 Volume 3 is Here!

In every issue of SupportED, we aim to bring fresh perspectives and a new look at age-old challenges faced by music teachers. Our articles are written by and about real teachers, inspiring artists and enlightened experts who share Yamaha's commitment to keeping music education thriving in our country.  

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Yamaha SupportED’s 2017 Volume 2 is Here!

Music teachers amaze me with their hunger for ways to improve their students' experiences with music, while never resting on their quest for higher art and deeper challenges. That, in turn, motivates and inspires us as we put together each and every issue of SupportED.  

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