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Building an Advanced Music Lab in Your Classroom, Part 2: MusicFirst

Like many other teachers, I have been exposed to learning management systems (LMSs) through professional development, online courses and even some face-to-face coursework. Early...

Building an Advanced Music Lab in Your Classroom, Part 1: Elementary

When I began teaching in 1982, everything from lesson planning to grading was done by hand with paper and pencil. I was part of...
steel pan drums

Something New and Exciting – Affordable Steel Drums for the Classroom!

One of the staples for any general music classroom, regardless of level, is instruments: barred instruments, recorders, rhythm instruments, percussion instruments, piano or electronic...
Protecting Teachers' Health with Earplugs and PAs

Protecting Teachers’ Health with Earplugs and PAs

When school is in session, as teachers we all know to stock up on hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and tissues, and schedule the annual...

Orff Instruments: Classroom Essentials

Whether a music teacher uses the Orff approach or not, almost all have had some interaction with the wonderful instruments that are associated with...
Favorite Pep Band Tunes of the Final Four (and more!)

Favorite Pep Band Tunes of the Final Four (and more!)

For some, the end of the school year means it’s time to prepare for final exams and start planning summer vacations. But for high...

Choosing Orchestra Music – Playing to Your Strengths

Every spring, orchestra teachers anticipate getting next year’s rosters. They give a good indication of the instrumentation they'll be working with in the coming...

Pepper Sells What?! Ten Great Gifts You Didn’t Know We Had

To give you a leg up this year, we have compiled a list of ten great accessories that you may not even know we have....
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Bärenreiter Urtext Editions

When it comes to printed classics, Bärenreiter is at the forefront of the music world.  Take a moment to watch and enjoy this video...