Listening to Music With Your Whole Body

One of the things my students hear from me frequently is to look at the person who is (supposed to be) speaking. I tell them that I want eyes on me when I'm speaking, and eyes on the student who is asking or answering a question. The reason for this, I explain, is that we … Continue reading Listening to Music With Your Whole Body

Are We Misleading Students In How We Teach Them To Appreciate Music?

Music appreciation as I experienced it as a student was largely a matter of learning how a musical work was put together, and then listening for landmarks along the way. First theme, second theme, development section, modulation to the dominant, recapitulation back to the tonic, and so on. It usually takes a great deal of … Continue reading Are We Misleading Students In How We Teach Them To Appreciate Music?