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FEATURES AND NEWS

Staying Focused: Music Educator Award™ Finalist José Diaz

Staying Focused Music Educator Award™ Finalist José Diaz   The GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy® have just chosen 10 finalists for the 2017 Music Educator Award™. The award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in schools. Nine out of the ten finalists are NAfME members, as was last year’s ultimate winner, Phillip Riggs of North…

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NAfME Welcomes New Federated Music Education Association Serving India

For Immediate Release Contact: Thomas Stefaniak, Director of Membership, NAfME thomass@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000, x.212 National Association for Music Education Welcomes New Federated Music Education Association Serving India   RESTON, VA (Feb 21, 2017)—During its most recent National Executive Board meeting in January 2017 in Anaheim, CA, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) approved the bylaws and constitution of the Western Music Education Association (WMEA) and formally approved affiliation with the organization, which serves music educators in India. Through the NAfME/Western Music Education Association federation, music educators in India…

Elements of Alexander Technique: Discovering a Natural Approach to String Playing

Elements of Alexander Technique: Discovering a Natural Approach to String Playing By NAfME Member Tomas Cotik Article originally published on The Strad   Dr. Tomas Cotik gives an introduction to the method and demonstrates techniques and exercises. This article covers a wide array of techniques and simple ways in which performers of all levels can achieve a more natural approach to instrumental playing by improving ease and freedom of movement. Practicing these exercises will refine and heighten kinesthetic sensitivity offering the performer a control which is fluid and lively, enhancing…

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