This comprehensive course is designed for aspiring music educators and integrates various facets of instrumental teaching. Students will explore curricular philosophies and models, precision in teaching, curriculum building, and repertoire selection with a focus on inclusion and representation. Emphasis will be placed on rehearsal techniques, including basic components, warm-up strategies, and pedagogies for tone, intonation, blend, and balance. The course also covers feedback, assessment, grading, conducting techniques, beginning band considerations, peer-teaching, classroom management, method book evaluation, composition, improvisation, SEL and mindfulness, and administrative strategies like concert planning, recruitment, and advocacy. Students will also explore digital tools for music education will provide a modern perspective on the subject matter.
Clark, Zach, "MUS 354 Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Methods Clark Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 110, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.