Meet Yamaha Master Educator Pamela Pike

Pamela Pike is the Herndon Spillman Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University and the editor-in-chief and chief content director for Piano Magazine

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Serona Elton

Serona Elton is a professor and director of the Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program at University of Miami Frost School of Music. She is also the Head of Educational Partnerships at The Mechanical Licensing Collective.

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Jeffrey Nytch

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. Donny Gruendler

Dr. Donny Gruendler is the vice president of music education at Guitar Center

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Dr. David Cutler

Dr. David Cutler is a distinguished professor of music and director of music entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina

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Meet Yamaha Master Educator Omar Thomas

Omar Thomas is an assistant professor of composition at The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music. He is helping educators rethink the way that they can build non-exclusionary curricula.  

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Students Become Teachers as They Level Up

Strike, an extracurricular percussion ensemble at Caledonia (Michigan) Community Schools, has been in operation for 23 years. 

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Case Study: Extracurricular Ensembles in Michigan

Strike up the percussion ensemble and bring on the bagpipes.

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Build Diversity in Your Repertoire

Indiana University Bloomington music students circulated a petition calling for more diversity across the music school’s curriculum.

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Virtual Celebration of the First Performance of the School Year

The first musical performance of the school year is an exciting milestone for beginning band students because they can showcase their budding musical talents to their family and friends.

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The Creative Repertoire Initiative

Seemingly overnight in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our world, leaving us isolated at home and plagued with fear and uncertainty about the future.

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Case Study: Music Thrives at a STEAM Magnet School in Florida

Art and science work in harmony at Sanders Memorial Elementary School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Each student has an assigned Apple device to pursue knowledge of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

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Larry Williams Encourages Representation

“The world of musicians is small,” says Larry Williams, a French horn performer and teacher. 

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Bring Administrators Plans, Not Problems

Over the past two months, it feels like I have watched more webinars than I have in the last two years. I am sure that is the case for many of you.

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Yamaha and 50+ Organizations Unite to Support Arts Education

Yamaha Corporation of America joined more than 50 other organizations to endorse the National Association for Music Education’s “Arts Education Is Essential” unified statement.

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Funding Resource Roundup

School during the pandemic has taken many paths that no one could have foreseen. 

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Update to CARES Act Funding for Your Program

Updated: January 7, 2021

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Electric String Ensemble Checklist

Electric string ensembles in school music programs are not the far-fetched idea they once were. 

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Case Study: Cle Elum-Roslyn is a Small District with a Big Sound

Cle Elum, Washington, is a small town with a population of about 2,000 and a school district serving approximately 900 students in K-12 — but that doesn’t stop the power of music flowing through it.

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Finding Funding

Funding is a major obstacle to growing a music program. For the past five years, Nick Maupoux, band director for Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, has overcome this hurdle by grant writing and using the following strategies.

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