Berklee
Teaching Popular Music in the Classroom
Berklee

Teaching Popular Music in the Classroom

This course is part of Music Education for Teachers Specialization

Taught in English

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Krystal Banfield
David Alexis

Instructors: Krystal Banfield

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What you'll learn

  • Employ techniques that teach improvisation in blues and jazz music

  • Employ approaches that teach youth the basic principles of songwriting

  • Engage in the use of social cultural contexts in all aspects of instruction

  • Explore multiple uses of technologies for music making

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Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

What's included

1 video3 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this lesson we'll begin discussing the first steps towards encouraging improvisation in your classroom. We will look at how to tune your students' ears to promote self-assessment as they play and we will discuss the importance of choosing music that is culturally relevant to your unique group of students.

What's included

8 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this second lesson, we will learn the basic principles and techniques of songwriting. We will look at examples of how to create a safe space for students to share their creativity. Finally, we will discuss creating a lesson to introduce songwriting to your students.

What's included

6 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this lesson we will discuss how to utilize technology into your teaching and lesson plans. We will learn how different technologies can be used to assist students with arranging music. We will also learn methods to engage and empower the students in our classrooms.

What's included

5 videos2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this lesson we will dive into creating an ensemble. We will identify ways to demonstrate how contemporary music can be used to fulfill the core music standards and how to pitch the idea of a contemporary ensemble to school leaders. We will also examine examples of instructional approaches with small ensembles and how to create student-led groups.

What's included

10 videos1 reading2 quizzes1 peer review1 discussion prompt

Instructors

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4.9 (40 ratings)
Krystal Banfield
Berklee
1 Course7,135 learners
David Alexis
Berklee
1 Course7,135 learners

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