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After Hours:  A podcast for band directors, orchestra directors, and other music educators

After Hours:  Conversations for Music Educators is a music education podcast from Amro Music Stores, Inc. Our After Hours podcast host, Nick Averwater, facilitates engaging conversations each week with band directors, private music teachers, general music educators, orchestra directors, and other music industry professionals just like you. Each podcast guest shares practical advice on things like classroom management in your band program, placing beginners on instruments, band and orchestra recruitment strategies, band boosters, fundraising, and more.

The goal of After Hours is to provide a podcast for band directors, orchestra directors, and music educators with strategies for both "on-podium" and “off-podium” skills that can help create a school music program that you can be proud of. If you can't find what you're looking for in our current episodes, we'd love to hear from you! Send us an email with questions or topics you'd like to see addressed in the podcast. 

Did you know we were recently featured in the Top 25 Music Education Podcasts by Feedspot? Check out the article here.


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An Overview of the CDC Guidelines for Schools and Applying Them to Music Education

Panelists- Barry Trobaugh and Nick Averwater Barry Trobaugh, Director of Bands, Munford (TN) High School Nick Averwater, Vice President, Amro Music Stores, Inc. Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, we looked at some of the CDC guidelines issued for schools and what they might mean for music education. Video Recording Podcast   Resources Overview of CDC Guidelines Powerpoint Professional Development Attendance Letter... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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STEAM not just STEM: Advocating for the Arts in our Schools and Communities

Panelists Nola Jones - Conn-Selmer Division of Education  Todd Shipley - TN Department of Education LaDonna Gibson - Bald Knob, AR School Board Podcast Summary In this week's conversations, our panelists discussed what music advocacy is, easy ways that anyone can advocate for music education, and what our federal legislation says about music in our schools. Video Recording Podcast   Resources Conn-Selmer Institute. For... Read More
Posted by Amro Music at Tuesday, May 5, 2020
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Support the Podcast:

If you enjoy the content provided through "After Hours", you can support the podcast by purchasing your classroom supplies, books and accessories from Amro Music.  We're the greater Memphis area's first choice when it comes to music education materials.  Band directors and orchestra instructors know we carry the brands and products they trust to teach the next generation everything they need to know to appreciate music. To place an order or receive a quote, please call or text our Director Services office at 901-302-3315 or email them here.