About this Specialization

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In the Music Education for Teachers specialization, you will explore ways of integrating popular music into your teaching. You'll begin by learning from two highly experienced teachers, Krystal Banfield, the Vice President of Educational Outreach for Berklee College of Music, and David Alexis a Berklee Professor and long-time instructor for the Berklee City Music Program. They will take you through their process of incorporating popular music, improvisation, arranging, and music technology into the classroom while still fulfilling the common core learning standards. You'll continue with a deeper dive into these topics that will help you build your popular music curriculum. In Jazz Improvisation taught by Grammy-winning Gary Burton, you'll learn how to use improvisation as language and story-telling. You'll also learn how to use a variety of chord scales, modes, and improv techniques. Next, in Arranging for Songwriters taught by renown Berklee faculty Bonnie Hayes and Sarah Brindell, you'll learn how to create arrangements of songs. Finally, in The Art of Music Production, taught by producer Stephen Webber, you'll learn how to begin to record music in a meaningful, yet approachable way. This specialization will give you the tools you'll need to develop effective, relevant, and compelling lessons for your classroom, online learning space, or private lesson instruction.
Learner Career Outcomes
45%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
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100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
45%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Teaching Popular Music in the Classroom

4.5
stars
20 ratings
10 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Jazz Improvisation

4.8
stars
712 ratings
235 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Arranging for Songwriters

4.4
stars
31 ratings
17 reviews
Course4

Course 4

The Art of Music Production

4.8
stars
1,463 ratings
449 reviews

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Berklee College of Music

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