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Give A Note Foundation Awards Five Music Programs for Innovation in Music Education

<b>Schools of Five Educators Receive Grants for Innovative and Replicable Ideas</b> <b></b><p>April 18, 2018 (Reston, VA)—This spring Give A Note Foundation invited …


NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit - NAfME

2018 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit<p>June 26-28, 2018<p><b>Advocacy Matters.</b><p>Congress may seem a million miles away, but it isn’t. Just recently, YOUR …


583 Districts and 135 Schools Recognized as Best Communities for Music Education by NAMM Foundation and U. of Kansas

“…students in quality music programs are consistently more proficient in other subjects and develop many ancillary life-long skills.” Kansas …


A Comprehensive Guide To Content Marketing Metrics And How To Measure Them

A Comprehensive Guide To Content Marketing Metrics And How To Measure ThemContent marketing is critical for the success of businesses across various …


Creating a Musical Home Environment

Your child spends more time at home than any other place. This is especially true at preschool age, but even after kids begin school, home is still …

Southern California

Here’s What to Do When Your Marching Drums Get Wet

At some point during the school year, it’s likely that your high school or college drumline will get caught outside in the rain during a football …

Music Production

5 Hobbies That Will Make You Smarter |

Hobbies aren't just a fun way to pass the time. Research has shown that mildly creative pursuits like knitting, cooking, or photography actually boost your performance at work. But did you know that certain after-hours activities can actually make you smarter too?<p>That's the contention of a useful …

The Brain

Lifelong Musical Skills


The benefits of childhood music learning are retained throughout one's life.


Yamaha Terry Gibbs Vibraphone Scholarship

<b>One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.</b><p><b>Winners will be announced no later than July 1, 2018.</b><p><b>Eligibility:</b> The scholarship is open to any incoming …

College & University

Musicians Are Better Multitaskers

152<p>SHARES<p>We all call it "multitasking," but psychologists insist that's a misnomer. Since we can't actually focus on more than one thing at a time, …

Northern Ireland

Infographic: A guide to content mastery

Content is king—but how can you make yours reign supreme?Standing out in the oversaturated content landscape doesn’t happen over night. You must …

Public Relations

Singing in Early Childhood to Create Musical Thinkers

Listen Up!<p>Singing in Early Childhood to Create Musical Thinkers<p><b>By NAfME Members Marissa Curry, Ingrid Ladendorf and Caroline Moore</b><p><b>“Listen Up!”</b><p>If your …


Transforming children through music

José Antonio Abreu, founder of a transformative classical music program for Venezuelan children, died Saturday at age 78. Abreu's El Sistema, Spanish …

Los Angeles

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …


NAfME Statement on FY 2018 Bipartisan Omnibus Agreement

<b>NAfME Statement on FY 2018 Bipartisan Omnibus Agreement</b>The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) released the following statement in …


Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential

In my more than 30 years working in music education I’ve observed a great deal of change. However, one constant is the overwhelming impact that music …


League of American Orchestras

Join the League in Chicago, June 13-15, for our 73rd National Conference. Early bird rates available until May 5, 2018. Register today!

United States

Here and Now Toronto | BNL bassist Jim Creegan and his public school music teacher, Trish Howells

BNL bassist Jim Creegan and his public school music teacher, Trish Howells<p>Mar 26, 2018<p>Last night at the Junos, Barenaked Ladies bassist Jim Creegan …


Yamaha developed an AI system that translates motion into music

Playing Timpani at the 2018 West Kentucky Percussion Festival


10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …


March for Our Lives: Father of Slain Student Alex Schachter Talks Launching Music Scholarship in Son's Name

Max Schachter's son Alex was like a lot of 14 year-olds: He loved watching pro and college basketball, playing in the school marching band, hanging …


"Music is about communication, creativity and cooperation. By studying music in school, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective." – President @BillClinton

Musical instruments and apps that teach you how to play

An experienced human teacher is the best, but these gadgets can get you started.<p>Hearing music can make us dance, laugh, or cry; it has the power to excite us or give us goosebumps. Playing music, on the flipside, can make you smarter. Learning an instrument improves your brain’s executive …

Music Production

3 Ways Educators Can Embrace Social Media to Increase Engagement

You don’t often see social media and the classroom mentioned together in the same sentence — unless it’s to say one doesn’t have a place in the …

Congressional Arts Caucus Breaks Record Signatures for Dear Colleague Letter in Support of the NEA

The Arts

Grantee Spotlight: VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Since its inception in 1997, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has partnered with The NAMM Foundation to help further their mission of raising awareness …

Two excellent days of music making by talented young percussionists on this stage. Congrats to all those involved in the 2018 @musicforall National Percussion Festival. —•— @YamahaMusicUSA @vicfirth @ZildjianCompany @remopercussion

This Silicon Valley sleeper hit app just got $52 million to do for spreadsheets what Microsoft did for computers

Airtable, a spreadsheet app that has become one of Silicon Valley's sleeper hits, has raised $52 million in new funding in a round led by Caffeinated Capital and CRV to bring its total to $62.6 million.<p>When it was founded in 2012, Airtable was a small, business-focused spreadsheet program. It has …