Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
42 registered (Beemer, BarryDMD, AxlGnR, 36251, ando, 12 invisible), 1008 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1365643 - 02/04/10 02:30 PM NAMM Looking for Best Music Ed Communities
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5656
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
The NAMM Foundation is looking for the best communities for music education.



Are you living in one of the Best Communities for Music Education?

The NAMM Foundation is once again conducting a nationwide search to identify the Best Communities for Music Education, recognizing cities that exemplify a commitment to music education for all children.

As a music advocate, you’re encouraged to apply on behalf of your school district; the 2010 community survey is available through March 12, 2010. The survey will again be conducted in collaboration with The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service of Lawrence, Kansas, an affiliate of the University of Kansas. Only one submission per district or school; complete directions are provided with the survey.

This annual program recognizes and celebrates support and commitment to music education programs for all children by communities and their school administrators, teachers, board members, parents, community leaders and students. To submit your school or district, please visit www.nammfoundation.org. You may wish to also forward this message to a school administrator or other local educators who have the necessary data close at hand.

Visit the NAMM Foundation to learn more about the 2010 Best Communities for Music Education.

“This distinction led to increased funding for our music program and built greater recognition of the program within the community.”—Music Educator, Best Communities for Music Education School District



Edited by Piano World (02/04/10 02:38 PM)
Edit Reason: added survey url
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
(ad) Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1365651 - 02/04/10 02:52 PM Re: NAMM Looking for Best Music Ed Communities [Re: Piano World]
keystring Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/11/07
Posts: 11874
Loc: Canada
Anywhere, or just the United States?

Top
#1365659 - 02/04/10 02:58 PM Re: NAMM Looking for Best Music Ed Communities [Re: keystring]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5656
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
It appears to be just the U.S. this time keystring (says Nationwide).

I'll double check with the Foundation, but that's my guess.
Perhaps I should add U.S. to the subject line?

Best,

Frank B.

Top
#1365668 - 02/04/10 03:08 PM Re: NAMM Looking for Best Music Ed Communities [Re: Piano World]
John v.d.Brook Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 7418
Loc: Olympia, Washington, USA
This is a greatly flawed survey. It applies only to public schools, omitting private schools, home schools, community wide programs, etc. It doesn't take into account in any meaningful or significant manner, community youth orchestras, bands, choirs, etc. It doesn't take into account church or religious choirs or musical groups. It doesn't take into account musical theater groups.

Of particular interest to the piano community, there is no survey of piano dealers, print music dealers, number of private instrumental or voice teachers, no comprehensive survey of major non-school musical organizations such as MTNA, Piano Guild, Music Clubs, etc.

The NAMM foundation BOD seems to be wearing blinders.

Putting my away now.
_________________________
"Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn." -- Richard Henry Dann
Full-time Private Piano Teacher offering Piano Lessons in Olympia, WA. www.mypianoteacher.com
Certified by the American College of Musicians; member NGPT, MTNA, WSMTA, OMTA

Top
#1365770 - 02/04/10 06:13 PM Re: NAMM Looking for Best Music Ed Communities [Re: John v.d.Brook]
Betty Patnude Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/11/07
Posts: 4896
Loc: Puyallup, Washington
I think the MENC State and Local Festivals statistics are very relevant because they count the number of kids participating from the local school districts and the grading would show the quality of the teaching.

I noticed in the 2009 study, 2 districts in Washington State were winners. I can think of several Washington State school districts and communities that are much superior musically to the 2 that were mentioned.

It bothers me just a little bit that a school district has to be nominated - but NAMM accepts only one nomination per school district. Isn't this selective in-breeding more than it is a really adjudicated and democratic effort to find superior work being done in music education around the United States.

You have to enter to win.

As John says so many things are being omitted that constitutes good music in a community.

Betty Patnude

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp 
What's Hot!!
Merry Christmas!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
yamaha U1 deal (expiring in 1 hour)
by clintmiller
Today at 12:06 AM
Le Tic Toc Choc
by dfm
Yesterday at 09:44 PM
Can an old tuner start over in a modern world??
by Bellyman
Yesterday at 08:54 PM
agenda
by dolce sfogato
Yesterday at 07:28 PM
Nobel winning physicist proves touch CAN alter piano tone
by Michael Sayers
Yesterday at 06:39 PM
Forum Stats
77420 Members
42 Forums
160129 Topics
2351404 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission