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William Shakespeare wrote "If music be the food of love, play on." Now, one woman is using that as a motto for her work in working with those battling substance abuse.

Read more: "Music Heals" Campaign Works to Combat Substance Abuse

Speak Through the Arts Local musician Jay DiBella sings and plays drums for his blues band.

Read more: Drummer Teaches Kids with Autism Magic of Music

Laurie SmuklerNEW YORK - Violinist Laurie Smukler and pianist Robert McDonald will perform an all-Bartók program on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Paul Hall, presented as part of Juilliard's Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series. The program features Bartók's Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Sz. 87, 88/BB 94a (1928), Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2, Sz. 76/BB 85 (1922), and Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 1, Sz. 75/BB 84 (Op. 21) (1921).

Read more: Violinist Laurie Smukler and Pianist Robert McDonald Perform an All-Bartok Program

Slewfoot Family Band Wanting their children to make use of their violin and guitar lessons, Duane and Karen Becker of Grey Eagle formed the Slewfoot Family Band 10 years ago.

Read more: Family of 10 Brings Joy to Elderly Through Music

Without the music, they have nothing.

Read more: Kids’ Orchestra Unites Children of Different Backgrounds

Every Tuesday afternoon about 4 p.m., students armed with the tools of classical musicians begin packing into Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Richmond.

Read more: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Shares Music, Experience

Students at Pick Elementary are learning the recipe to a great melody.

Read more: Students Open Their Minds to Music

The Music Educator Award is given each year by the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation.

Read more: Grammy Music Educator Award Goes to N.C. High School Teacher

n Upton and Sarah Farid, students at Crown Point Junior Music AcademyLauren Upton and Sarah Farid, students at Crown Point Junior Music Academy, recently played bass and guitar and recorded their own song on the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) John Lennon Education Bus when it visited their school earlier this month.

Read more: John Lennon Education Bus visits Pacific Beach

All City ChoirFor varsity choir students wondering if they would like to pursue music education, Sherman High School choir director Anna Clarkson gave her students the opportunity to mentor fourth grade students in the all-city choir before their first performance Tuesday night.

Read more: SHS Students Explore Music Education With All-City Choir

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Click here to nominate a director 

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