Supporting Music Education: The Art of Teaching

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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. Learn tips to provide guidance and affirmation of the roles and responsibilities music educators all must possess, model and promote.

“When you select music for your ensemble you have to think about where their strengths are at, and what you can build upon and that’s where you go,” said Dorothy Jacobi.

Further your understanding of what school administrator’s can do by watching these videos containing “Tips For Success”, brought to by The Music Achievement Council.

Sound Bites From ‘Supporting Music Education: The Art of Teaching’ Videos

It’s important to strive to have a quality program. I didn’t walk into that classroom knowing how to do that. I had to learn [that] you don’t play [fourth] grade music with your fifth grade band.” - Dorothy Jacobi

“We like the kids to have three lessons first, and then we put the whole band together. I think that’s helpful because then the first rehearsal is not chaotic and they already know how to get the instruments together and you can just get going. We find that it helps establish good practice.” – Nancy Golden

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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