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.  

In this issue, read about:

Jeff Coffin: Professor Rock Star — In between his busy tour schedule as saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band, Jeff Coffin makes time to educate student musicians as a professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Jeff Coffin's Words of Wisdom for Educators — Jeff Coffin shares the basic foundation of his educational philosophy, including, "I probably learn more from my students than they learn from me."

The Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Concert — Christopher Ferrell, the supervisor of instrumental music for the Cobb County School District in Atlanta, shares his tips on how to create a successful concert experience that nourishes the development of your students and enhances the audience's enjoyment.

Lessons Learned from Yamaha Master Educators — Yamaha Master Educators share a pivotal moment in their careers. Their recollections are illuminating and inspiring.


Craft a Proposal for New Instruments — Do your homework in order to create a compelling five-year instrument replacement plan.

Music Education in Japan — Music educators in Japan take excellence in music programs to a whole new level. What insights can music teachers in the United States glean from the differences and similarities in teaching methods?

View the entire 2017v3 issue here

Advice from Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Rodney Dors...
Music Education in Japan

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