Articles about music education


Project Based Learning in Music

Last updated: 09/28/2018

This year my year 13 music class is going to focus less on assessment and more on developing the craft to produce great art. The focus for my students will be on choosing a projec

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Free Clapping Music App Teaches You Steve Reich - And Rhythm - CDM Create Digital Music

Last updated: 09/28/2018

What’s the sound of one person performing Clapping Music? This. Before there was Rock Band and Guitar Hero, there was Steve Reich. His 1972 work Clapping Music is a rhythmic etu

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The Three Pages You Need in Your Music Classroom Handbook - NAfME

Last updated: 09/27/2018

Do your chorus students and parents actually read your classroom handbook for chorus? I inherited a large and unwieldy chorus handbook when I took my middle school chorus position.

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Music industry faces 'perfect storm' - M Magazine

Last updated: 09/27/2018

UK Music chief executive Michael Dugher has warned the industry faced a “perfect storm” due to cuts to music in schools and the closure of hundreds of small music venues. In h

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Engaging English Language Learners in Your Ensemble - NAfME

Last updated: 09/26/2018

I believe that it is a critical time for music educators to turn our eyes and our ears toward a community that has been long-neglected in secondary school ensembles: English Langua

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On the nature of musical knowledge

Last updated: 09/26/2018

Just returned home from the most amazing @CottenhamVC Dance show. Super proud of all the pupils. Such hard work from pupils and staff. Here is a head teacher, may I say with ackno

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4 Steps to Use Google Classroom in Your Music Class - NAfME

Last updated: 09/25/2018

Recently the district in which I teach started to incorporate more technology into our daily work lives, from laptops to wireless keyboards. For a teacher like me, in my second yea

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Field Experience Immersion in Music - NAfME

Last updated: 09/24/2018

“If there is a sudden change in cabin pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling . . . ” With the conclusion of that final announcement, our group of music education maj

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J.W. Pepper launches the new Cut Time

Last updated: 09/24/2018

Exton, PA – On July 20th, 2017, J.W. Pepper launched Cut Time®, a powerful online group management tool for music directors and parent booster groups. Cut Time helps directors m

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The Power of Music Education in Baltimore - NAfME

Last updated: 09/23/2018

I just wanted to share this little story about my beautiful city, Baltimore, and the power of music education. Every day when I leave my quiet middle class, privileged public scho

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