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Why should I attend the NAFME conference?

I recently got into the teaching profession as a music educator, and everything has so far been fantastic. Yesterday, a poster was put up on the school’s notice board calling for people (music teachers specifically) to register for the NAFME conference.

Many times before (while working at First Quality Music), I have failed to attend this event due to lack of information on what to expect there. So can anyone offer me advice as to why I should register for this event and miss a week of my teaching to attend this NAFME convention?

Annie Barnes

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Derrick Little on June 13, 2018

There are tons of good reasons you should attend NAfME (National Association of Music Education) conferences. Let’s have a quick look at some of them:

  • Exhaustive Solutions

As a music teacher, there are several challenges you will come across in your field. Undoubtedly, you will go far and wide to get valid and viable solutions to solve them. But what if I told you needn’t go further than NAFME. In fact, let me tell you; do not look any further than attending this meeting.

This gathering is where you can air the problematic issues that are plaguing you as you endeavor to provide high-quality music and first-grade education to your students. You will get adequate help and resources to help you address the multiple problems in your teaching of the language. Attending the convention will allow you to meet seasoned music teachers who have a better stab at providing you with the solutions you seek.

  • Professional Development

I keep abreast of the developments in music teaching by taking the relevant professional development training in music education. Attending the NAFME gathering helps me to stay informed regarding the professional development courses that I can choose to get the vital boost in my career.

Like I, you will learn about these opportunities for music educators only by attending these meetings. You might be tempted to opine that you can find these online, and I agree. But, you might end up taking courses that have no relevance to the current situation of music education.

So what are you waiting for? Register for the 2018 NAME convention (starts on November 10th and ends on November 14th.) There you will learn about the multiple online development courses you can take, access high-quality resources for music education, and so forth.

  • Scholarships and Grants

Are you considering furthering your education in music? If yes, then attend the NAFME meeting. This gathering will help you learn about the various grants and scholarships you can apply for to meet your educational, financial needs. Even if you can afford to cater for the same, these monetary awards can play a significant role in easing your financial burden.

Application for these scholarships and grants is pretty straightforward, and you can apply for them no matter your state or preferred college of study.

These are but some of the many benefits of attending this particular convention. I want to leave you by urging you to attend the 2018 event. 

Wilson Hansen2 years ago

Such a fantastic answer I must admit. I believe these reasons are sufficient to make you attend the NAfME conference. If you need some further convincing, then please read on.

You should go to the meeting this year and the next, and the next for the following additional reasons. One, you will get to learn about formulating your classes by accessing various Lesson Plans. These are tried and tested classroom teaching plans that will ensure you get the most out of your music teaching. As a NAFME member, you enjoy unlimited access to a resource referred to as My Music Class. This online library provides you with useful information, resources, and ideas on teaching music.

Two; attending the conference will help you learn about the music selection. Choosing music for your scholars can be quite a daunting task. This meeting provides you with useful guidelines to help you go about this issue.


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