The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

MUSI 3313 Modern Band Pedagogy in Music Education

This course is designed to help you develop ways of thinking about teaching and learning that will serve throughout your career as a music educator. During the semester you will become familiar with the philosophical, psychological, and pedagogical foundations of modern band pedagogy. You will develop knowledge, skills, and techniques for planning, delivering, and evaluating popular music instruction, including developing skills on modern band instruments like guitar, bass, keyboard, drumset, ukelele, vocals, and technology. You will learn about information learning processes and 'music as a second language' methodology (MSL). You will observe and practice teaching techniques appropriate for popular music pedagogy and MSL. No prior experience in popular music performance or instruments is required. Open to music majors and minors.



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As scheduled