Place-Based Pedagogies for Improvisation

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Join Garo Saraydarian, MIT Lecturer on Music and Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, for this live webinar in which he imagines a pedagogy of place for the teaching of jazz improvisation. Placed-based pedagogy sees learning as occurring not just within classroom walls, but in the surrounding cultural and natural environment. My idea is that by making a space for place, we create opportunities for students to ground their creative development, enculturing their technical skills so that they have a spot from which to say something from a place deeply felt and personally meaningful.


Plus a Q & A with the live audience.


A presentation from the Jazz Education Research and Practice Journal, a publication of the Jazz Education Network.




The webinar will begin streaming below when the timer reaches 00:00:00.