Music Pedagogy

MUS 468
MUS 152 Theory II with minimum grade of C.

This course covers basics for teaching music to children from early childhood through high school.  Current approaches to general music instruction will be examined, with emphasis on Orff Schulwerk and the Kodaly Method. Musical styles reflecting varied time periods and various countries of origin will be utilized.  Also studied are vocal production, curriculum development, lesson plans, technology usage, repertoire and current research to most effectively teach literacy while fostering creativity. In the Friday LAB sessions, recorder and acoustic guitar will be studied. The student will acquire sufficient performance ability on recorder and guitar so that they will become useful tools in the teaching of classroom music.