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SBO conducted another great presentation at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, with educators perusing the convention floor, poring through the instruments, accessories, software, publications, and other products in search of the best tools for classroom use.

The result was the Best Tools for Schools presentation session at the NAMM Idea Center, featuring great educational products in 10 categories. The winning products were:


Best Elementary Student Teaching Tool Loog Guitar 

Best Beginning Student Teaching Tool Nuvo Flute, Clarineo, and Recorder Nuvo Musical Instruments

Best Intermediate Student Teaching Tool Rhythm Workshop Alfred Music Publishing

Best Teaching Assessment Tool Chromatik

Best Student Practice Tool Practiz Pal

Best Student Incentive/Reward Alfred’s Music Playing Cards: Classical Composers Alfred Music Publishing

Best Alternative Ensemble Teaching Tool The Rock House Method books Distributed by Hal Leonard

Best Jazz Tool saXholder JazzLab 

Best Marching Band Tool YCL 450 NH Duet+ Intermediate Clarinet Yamaha Corporation of America

Best New Technology Tool Zooba Flex Advanced Music Products, Inc

More in-depth coverage of the 2013 Best Tools for Schools can be found in the March 2013 issue of SBO magazine.

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 

On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

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