The DownBeat Video Podcast: Marcia Neel from Yamaha Talks Recruiting and Retaining Music Students

In the latest edition of our The DownBeat video podcast series, we talk with Marcia Neel, Senior Director of Education at Yamaha Corporation of America.

Marcia has practical advice for students, parents, and teachers as we all deal with staying at home and planning for a new school year. She’ll get you thinking of ways to be innovate as you practice, help your child practice, or if you’re a music educator teaching online and planning for next school year.

If you have questions you can reach Marcia at

In addition to the video, Marcia created a list of resources to help recruit and retain students in music programs. You can download a PDF of those resources here.

Sample Modifiable Forms (Word Doc)

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