Rhythm That Teaches Itself

Rhythm That Teaches Itself

Teaching rhythm can be both one of the most rewarding and frustrating parts of working with young musicians. Nevertheless, we all recognize how strong rhythm foundations can greatly improve sight reading skills, rhythmic stability, and overall independent thinking in a large ensemble.

Meaningful Methods Courses in Higher Education

Meaningful Methods Courses in Higher Education

Instrumental methods courses are about more than teaching pre-service educators how to play instruments. If all the students needed to know about teaching band or orchestra was posture, embouchure, fingerings, and articulations for each instrument, then we could give them a beginning method book and call it a day.