French Horn: Create Your Best Sound

Rachel Hockenberry is a French Horn performer, music educator, and operator of the “Create Your Best Sound,” an educational YouTube Channel geared towards teaching beginners how to play the French horn. This resource is meant to be beneficial for students...
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How To Make a Paper String Instrument

Many Sistema programs worldwide make use of Paper Instruments. Some programs use them when real instruments are unavailable, while others use them as a step in the orchestral learning ladder for young children. One such program, Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program in...
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Video Tips for Students from Carnegie Hall!

The NYO-USA is America’s national youth orchestra, founded and led annually by Carnegie Hall.  They have now added NYO-U, an alumni-led/produced set of videos offering tips for young musicians from NYOs alums.  NYO-U is a collection of original mini–master classes...
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El Sistema: Music for Social Change

The new book “El Sistema: Music for Social Change” contains a variety of essays and is edited by Christine Witkowski, the founding Director of YOLA at HOLA for five years. The book includes program portraits from around the world, teaching...
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Best, Next and Radical: Practice in Participatory Arts

The Third International Teaching Artist Conference (ITAC3) brings artist educators together from around the world for three days, just after the ISME (International Society of Music Education) conference in Glasgow. ITAC3 is in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 3-5, with the theme...
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Sistema Global: Friends of El Sistema Worldwide

Many readers probably already know about the website Sistema Global: Friends of El Sistema Worldwide. It is a multipurpose home base for the global movement. We encourage colleagues to check out the free resources it offers (and please add resources...
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