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2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun…

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At NAfME Headquarters, a Members Only Summer Guitar Workshop Helps Sharpen Professional Development Skills

         Playing guitar may be the answer for students who love making music but may not want to take part in traditional music performance programs. The Guitar Education Network’s  Teaching Guitar Workshops, are open each summer only to members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). During the week-long workshop,  attendees will learn how to establish a guitar program or update their general music classes or guitar classes.   In the summer of 2013, workshops are being  held in a number of U.S. and Canadian cities from Halifax, Nova Scotia…

An Empathic Musical Orchestra — A String of New Relationships

An Empathic Musical Orchestra — A String of New Relationships A music therapy interview with Claudia Nicastro Research shows that music affects our creativity and productivity. A series of experiments has investigated the relationship between the playing of background music during the performance of repetitive work and the efficiency in such a task. The results show that there is a positive economic benefit for the music industry. Conversely, absorbing and remembering information is best done with the music off, suggests a 2010 study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Another interesting research at Stanford university, in California,…