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Music teachers often speak of a disconnect with regard to other content areas. Many aspire to have music, art, and movement included in all areas of learning, but they’re not sure how to get things started. Truth is, it’s as easy as 1,2,3. 1. Make friends 2. Work as a Team 3. Share Make friends [...]

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The concept of teaching across the curriculum has been gaining a lot of attention. Simply put, the goal is to align and articulate standards from several subjects within a single lesson.¬†Admittedly, it’s no easy task. But when executed effectively, students get to see how different subjects apply to all aspects of their lives. Teaching across [...]

Dr. Robert Rawlins

March has been officially designated by The National Association for Music Education-NAfME (formerly MENC) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM). It’s the time of the school year when we get to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of music education. However, history has taught us that support for arts education tends to [...]

MENC (one of the world’s largest arts education organizations) today announced its official name change to The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). In a release posted on their website, Michael A. Butera, executive director, points out that the new name better defines them as an organization for music education for everyone in our nation, [...]

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United States Senator Patty Murray of Washington State, introduced a resolution recognizing June 24 -June 28 as National Music Education Week. According to a copy of the resolution released in 2011 by The Music Educator’s National Conference (MENC)*, the resolution recognizes the benefits and importance of music education. It also recognizes that music education programs [...]

Whenever you go to a new doctor, one of the first things they do before ever laying a hand on you, is to take a complete medical history. They want to know about any current problems you are having. They will ask about your overall health; any previous health concerns; and most importantly, how they [...]

How would you describe the effectiveness of your school’s music program? Defeated budgets and changes in state pension plans are wreaking havoc with the funding and staffing of many school music programs. Chances are, your view of the effectiveness and goals of the music department aren’t being reflected in the district’s financial and logistic support. [...]