Supporting Music Education: Helping Teachers Succeed

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Mentoring is a powerful approach to help new teachers be successful in their first years of teaching. The strength of the program lies in the support and assistance of the trained mentors—colleagues of the new teachers who have a wealth of experience, skills and resources to provide support.

“All of my great ideas are modified. I was savvy enough to engage with music educators and to ask them questions,” said music educator,  Dorothy Jacobi.  “I wasn’t afraid [to ask] ‘How do you deal with classroom management?’”

Watch Dorothy Jacobi share her “Tips for Success.”

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. 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 The ‘Tips for Success’ Videos

“Mentorship. Have go to people all the time.” – Dorothy Jacobi

“You can learn from observing high quality educators.” – Dorothy Jacobi

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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