Music Educators: Learn to Tell the Story

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The Music Achievement Council encourages music educators to have a clear understanding of what is needed to support quality arts education, and how to share their stories to those outside the music classroom.

“[People] have their own idea or impression of what is going on between the bells in your classroom,” said music educator Ray Oswalt. “At every opportunity, describe the goals, the curricular goals, the structure of the curriculum, and the structure of the outcomes and the expectations we have for the students."

Watch Oswalt give tips to music educators, here.

The Music Achievement Council is an action-oriented nonprofit enabling more students to begin and stay in instrumental music programs, to share real-world, successful strategies developed by instrumental music teachers.

Video Sound Bites from “Telling the Story: Advocating for Music”

“There are opportunities all of the time to talk about a pedagogical experience that we are having, a relationship to history or literature, or culture or language. And so many times the eyebrows raise and the jaws drop a little bit with I had no idea that this was going on.” – Ray Oswalt

“The other great opportunity is bringing faculty members into your classroom. – Ray Oswalt

The Music Achievement Council (MAC) is an action-oriented nonprofit organization sponsored by the National Association of School Music Dealers (NASMD) and NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). MAC is made up of three representatives from NASMD, three manufacturers and suppliers of Instrumental Music Products and one representative from NAMM. The council was formed in 1983 and reorganized in 1990, forming a nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization.


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