Tag: music education

Tips for Moving Your Ensemble Online

For music educators, there are some days when connecting with ensembles seems downright impossible under the best of circumstances. But with education moving online due to Covid-19 concerns, music educators have the added challenge of teaching remotely in a passionate and effective way. While remote teaching has its challenges, students have never needed music education […]

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Band Practice at Home: Involving Parents for Student Success

When you think about the factors that determine whether the students in your band program will be successful or not, you probably think about the behavior, dedication, and talent of your kids before anything else. But there’s one major factor that may have just as great if not more of an impact than how your […]

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4 Musical Skills You Can Learn in Your Lessons Other Than Your Instrument

Most people already know that learning an instrument is a fun, challenging pursuit that enriches lives, but far less know exactly how and why. In terms of non-musical benefits, learning music delivers big boosts in confidence, creativity, and cognitive functioning for students of every age and background. But if you think picking up the knowledge […]

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Interview with Karen Seamans, Our Music Educator of the Year 2019

Every year, Music & Arts highlights the work of an outstanding music educator with the Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year Award. We’re proud to announce that Karen Seamans, Band Director of Gillette Rd. Middle School and Cicero-North Syracuse High School in Cicero, New York, is the 2019 recipient. Karen’s remarkable enthusiasm and commitment to enriching her […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Music Educators

If you’re the type to make New Year’s resolutions, you’ve probably already promised yourself you’d eat more veggies, drink more water, or hit the gym a few times a week. But, if you’re a music educator, why not make some resolutions for the classroom and your career? After all, a new year usually means a […]

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The Most Common Arguments Against Music Education (& How to Counter Them)

“I would teach children music,physics and philosophy;but most importantly music,for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning” -Plato Why Music Education is Under Attack It is a universally held belief that everyone has the right to his or her own views and beliefs. People have been debating and arguing […]

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Five Things You Can Do to Keep Music Education in Schools

If you have an attachment to music education in schools, you don’t need a career in investigative journalism to know that times are tough for music and arts programs, not only here in the United States, but around the world. As school budgets get cut, music and arts programs are usually the first to go, […]

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How Music & Arts and Adopt a Classroom Are Working Together

All students deserve to have the tools they need to learn, and nobody believes that more than Music & Arts. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Adopt a Classroom and have become an official Adopt a Classroom vendor. As a vendor, we help provide band instruments and accessories to teachers involved in the Adopt a […]

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How to Help Keep Music Programs in Schools

  Did you know that the annual cost for a comprehensive K-12 music education program is only about $187 per student? If it’s so cost-effective, why are music programs the first to be cut when funds are low? A study, funded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), shows that it’s fairly economical to […]

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Why Music Recitals Need to Ditch Their Cold, Stuffy Reputations

Ask most adults why they quit taking music lessons when they were young, and you’re likely to get lots of answers describing awful experiences having to do with student recitals. You may think the cold and sometimes cruel reputation of music recitals faded away decades ago, but it’s very much alive in our culture today. […]

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