Classroom Music

From Young Student To Inspired Teacher

From Young Student To Inspired Teacher: How One Woman’s Journey Took Her Full Circle In Music Education by Kelsey Lee When most children are six and seven years old, their extra-curricular activities involve soccer balls or baseballs, and maybe even some piano keys or a chess board. I grew up around all sorts of musical […]

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Sing and Play

Sing and Play: Teaching Fundamental Music Skills in Vocal Jazz Ensembles by Kathleen Hollingsworth, D.M.A. I am the Vocal Music Director at an Oregon community college where I teach chamber choir and vocal jazz. I generally have students in my ensembles who have been members of their high school choirs and absolutely love to sing. […]

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Student Composition In Your Jazz Program

Infusing Student Composition Into Your Jazz Program by Dr. David Fodor Many school jazz programs today feature outstanding performance ensembles.  Students are well trained in the reading and interpretation of jazz charts, and soloists often display an ability beyond their years to improvise across sophisticated chord changes. However, one thing is often missing from these […]

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