Views of Music

Is music an object or an experience, or both? All views have filled pages of scholarly writing, and the answer that any music educator settles on will perhaps influence how s/he teaches music more than anything else can. If you believe that music is an object, then you will teach about music, and have your … Continue reading Views of Music

Two Kinds of Learning for Going Deeper With Music

This morning, I played William Walton's "Crown Imperial March" for my seventh graders. I asked them to listen to the music and then tell me what they thought was being expressed through the music. As often happens, several students gave answers that were responses to the music, but were not answers to the question I … Continue reading Two Kinds of Learning for Going Deeper With Music