This page has a collection of educational resources, instrument information, funds that can be used in your classroom, scientific information regarding the effects of music education and more. We're here to support every part of the musical journey!
Music Education Initiatives at Heid Music
Music Education is embedded at the heart of Heid Music's core values. Each of our team members believe in the power of music education. At Heid Music, we've developed a few programs to help celebrate, stimulate and encourage music education. During Music in our Schools Month (March), we run our Big 10+ Contest. The Big 10+ Contest is designed as a photo contest, allowing schools and music programs to showcase their talents and what music means to students, while competing to win amazing prizes from our vendors.
At our 2021 Director Workshop, we brought in Laurie Fellenz, Executive Director of WSMA, where she presented information on creative recruitment. Download the information to use it in your classroom.
At our 2022 Director Workshop, we brought in Chris Gleason, Band Director at Sun Prarie Area School District, where he discussed teaching kids how to practice. Download the information to use it in your classroom.
Join the Band and Join the Orchestra
Heid Music has a collection of videos that showcase what each instrument in the band and orchestra are to help students get excited about the sounds and possibilities and to help educate parents about what being in band or orchestra can do!
Orchestra Sizing | How to Size a String Instrument
Choosing the right size string instrument for a beginning player is crucial.
This video will help you size your student to ensure the right fit as they begin their journey in strings.
Click HERE for our String Sizing resource page
This information is also available in a PDF to download:
Social Media Tips
During the Director Workshop this summer, we discussed how to engage using social media, and what resources can be used to help streamline the process. It can be overwhelming as it's one more method used to communicate, but this is where our audience is on a daily basis!
To peruse the full presentation created by the Heid Music Marketing Team, please click here.
Heid Music Advocates for Music Education
At Heid Music, we believe in advocating for Music Education. This includes partnering with NAMM, WSMA, NAFME and more.
Heid Music participates in the WMEA/WSMA drive in days at the Wisconsin State Capitol, along with schools, parents, community members and other businesses to advocate and educate about the benefits of arts in education. Heid Music was involved in the creation of the bill that passed, requiring the Department of Public Instruction report card to be more transparent and report on the music and arts programs in the state in their report cards.
As part of the NAMM Fly In event, Heid Music has gone to Washington D.C. to meet with elected officials to advocate the importance of music education. Heid Music's representative was one of 100 people allowed to attend the NAMM Fly In.
At Heid Music, we collaborate and work dilligently to stay in communication with NAfME, WMEA, WSMA, NAMM, SWIM, NASMD and more. We have been fortunate enough to be involved in the founding membership of SWIM, and to send directors to the annual NASMD conference. We proudly serve on the NAMM board, dating back to it's founding with Paul Heid serving on the board. Heid Music proudly supports our repair technicians being members of NAPBIRT, National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, and supports their attendance of conferences and educational sessions.
It is our mission to promote and support music education. Our goal is for you to feel like Heid Music is a collaborative partner of your music program.
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