I am always interested in ways to increase student engagement. This week my guest is GRAMMY-nominated music educator Steve Holley. Steve and I talk about ways we can incorporate more of the music kids listen to every day into our programs – and what can happen when we do. Should we shift our traditional music ed paradigm to be more inclusive of pop music? Is it possible to implement pop music during festival season? Can we really fulfill our curricular responsibilities by using the songs that most of us wouldn’t consider to be highly educational?
We’ll answer all of those questions – and more – in this episode.
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This Week We Answer Three Three Questions
- Why is utilizing popular music essential in expanding our music education paradigm?
- How do traditional, jazz, and popular music education pedagogies differ?
- How can we implement pop music into our rehearsals?
7 Easy Ways to Add Pop Music to Your Rehearsals
Interested in some easy ways you might better engage your students by incorporating some pop music into your rehearsals? This week’s free bonus content is a PDF with seven quick tips you can use right away.
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