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Language Barriers Are No Match For The Joy Of Teaching And Learning Music

Podcast Episode Summary This week Nick Averwater talks with  Dr. Angela Ammerman , author of the new book,  The Music Teacher's Guide to Engaging English Language Learners , which is published by G-I-A Publications. Since 2006, Dr. Ammerman has been a music educator for students of all ages...from Kindergarten to the University level. She has earned music education degrees from The University of Cincinatti, Boston University, and George Mason University, and is currently... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Saturday, April 2, 2022

How Supply Chain Issues Affect Musical Instrument Manufacturers

Podcast Episode Summary This week Nick Averwater talks with Shane Deuel, Regional Sales Director for  Eastman Music Company , and host of the podcast  Ed Rep Radio .  Shane gives us an insider's view of how supply chain issues are affecting instrument manufacturers. We'll also learn about the different brands in the Eastman family, and find out about some of the company's more popular instruments. Our conversation was recorded February 7, 2022.   Podcast... Read More
Posted by Emilee McGee at Friday, February 25, 2022

The Role of Music in Social Emotional Learning

Podcast Episode Summary This week Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Bob Morrison, CEO and Founder of  Quadrant Research , the nation's leading arts education research and market intelligence organization. Bob is also a member of his regional school board in New Jersey. In this episode they'll be talking about the role of music and the arts in social emotional learning. Bob will also share his thoughts about lessons that have been learned during the pandemic, and how... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, November 19, 2021

The State of Arts Education, State by State

Podcast Episode Summary This week Nick Averwater talks with  Bob Morrison , CEO and Founder of  Quadrant Research , the nation's leading arts education research and market intelligence organization. In this episode they'll be talking about the  Arts Education Data Project , which provides a data-driven approach to understanding the condition of arts education in the United States. You can learn more about it at  artseddata.org . Our conversation is broken up in to... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, November 12, 2021

NAMM's Best Communities for Music Education Survey now accepting applications

Podcast Episode Summary In this episode, Nick Averwater talks with Sharon Bryant, Senior Project Manager for  NAMM . They'll be talking about NAMM's Best Communities for Music Education Survey, which celebrates the best music education programs in the country. Applications are being accepted through the end of January 2022, and you can learn more about it at  nammfoundation.org/bcme .   Podcast Guests Sharon Bryant Sharon Bryant is a Senior Project Manager... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, November 5, 2021

Eastman Music Company: Still Growing, Still Innovating after 30 years

Podcast Episode Summary This week Nick Averwater talks with Ryan Richman, Vice President at  Eastman Music Company . They'll be talking about the history of the company as it approaches its 30th year, some of its latest products and innovations, and more. Eastman's brands include: Eastman Strings Eastman Winds Eastman Guitars Wm. S. Haynes Co. S.E. Shires Backun Musical Services Bourgeois Guitars   Podcast Guest Ryan... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, October 8, 2021

ESSER Funds and Educational Resources from Yamaha

Podcast Episode Summary Nick Averwater checks in with Lisa Steele-MacDonald, Director of Vertical Marketing for Yamaha. Lisa will have the latest information about Esser Funds, and what is still available to music programs, and she'll also share some other resources available to band directors from Yamaha. You can find out more about Yamaha's offerings to band directors at  www.yamahaeducatorsuite.com . Podcast guest Lisa Steele-MacDonald Lisa is the Director of... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, July 23, 2021

Maximizing the Relationship with Your Local Music Store

Episode Summary In this week's podcast episode, Nick interviews three colleagues that represent various music stores across the country. They discuss the primary purposes and goals of a relationship between a band or orchestra director and their local music store. There are a few different types of music stores, including guitar stores, full-line stores with combo gear, piano dealers, and more. The focus of today's conversation is on the school music dealer.  The goal... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Friday, April 23, 2021

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