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.

Teaching Music, Global Awareness, and Compassion

Teaching Music, Global Awareness, and Compassion

Introducing students to the joy of helping others can be extremely rewarding for all involved. Giving students a better perspective on global issues like poverty, and first-hand experience on how music can connect us all, may be every bit as life changing as teaching them to make music.