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.
We hope you enjoy this issue, which includes:
Pablo Rieppi's Passion for Percussion — Pablo Rieppi discovered percussion as a teenager and his single-minded focus drove him to become an inspiration performer and a dedicated educator.
Pablo Rieppi and the Art of Practicing — Keep daily practice from becoming tedious by following Pablo Rieppi's recommendations.
Streamline Rehearsals by Establishing a Routine — Open the door for more valuable rehearsal time by establishing and following a set of rules.
Case Study: A Music Program Succeeds in the Inner City — Band director Clint Williams took risks and overcame the odds at Rancho High School in Las Vegas and turned a declining band program into one of the most successful in Nevada.
Instruments at an Inner-City Music Program — Despite a tight budget, Rancho High School purchases and maintains a quality instrument inventory, one of the keys to the program's success.
Fix Winds in a Pinch — Sharpen your repair skills and build your toolkit so you can make some emergency repairs to your students' winds instruments.
Build Teamwork with Drum Circles — Matt Savage, founder of Rhythm Alive and a percussion specialist at Cary High School in North Carolina, shows how drum circles can be used to improve musical skills, develop student leaders and connect people.
View the entire 2018v3 issue here.