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Council for Orchestral Education Executive Committee
NAfME invites members to submit session proposals for the 2014 National In-Service Conference, to be held on October 26-29, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
To submit a proposal and for more information please visit: http://musiced.nafme.org/events/2014-nafme-national-in-service-conference/
January 13th, 2013
Behavior Management. A term that can strike terror in the General Music Classroom teacher’s heart. But, fear not! ClassDojo to the rescue! I recently discovered this incredible positive behavior management tool. You can award both positive and negative points based on things that … Read More »
September 17th, 2012
Says Laurie Niles, who edits www.violinist.com, “For centuries, [most] musical strings were made of pure sheep gut–not cat gut, as is popularly believed.* In the 16th century, the lower strings (which were the thickest) were wrapped with silver wire to increase mass. Today, … Read More »
September 7th, 2012
The secret to success in any field may be getting up one more time than you’re knocked down. Mary Ellen Cohn, executive director of the Maryland Music Educators Association, was recently obsessed by the repetitive song “Michael Finnegan”; its lyrics … Read More »
August 10th, 2012
As young players are dusting off their instruments or planning to rent following summer break, these maintenance tips will help keep stringed instruments in the best playing condition. PROTECTION Always store your instrument and bow in a case or bag, … Read More »
July 31st, 2012
Have you seen the movie The Red Violin, featuring actor Samuel L. Jackson and music performed by violinist Joshua Bell? The Red Violin takes place over the course of 300 years, from 17th Century Italy to 20th Century China. The … Read More »