Articles about Music Teachers

Differentiated Instruction and Student Engagement: Effective Strategies for Teaching Combined-Grade Classes at the Secondary Level
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 33-37

In today's reality, many teachers are faced with the challenge of having to teach combined-grade music classes. This article posits an alternative model to the traditional approach to single-grade classroom music instruction by offering effective teaching strategies that allow for ...

Resources for Teachers of Adolescent Singers
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 52-53

One of the challenges for teachers, who work with middle and high school students in school, worship, or community choruses, is that of the developing adolescent voice. Traditionally, the field of music education has paid more attention to this issue ...

Music: A World of Opportunities for Sightless Students Part 2 of 2: Memory is the Key
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 57-58

This column highlights the importance of memorizing music for sightless music student and outlines various memorization methods that are important for such an individual to develop. The practical strategies include; learning by rote, reading/using Music Braille copies of scores, and ...

Fumbling Towards Vulnerability: Moving Out of the Familiar for Music Education's Sake
Canadian Music Educator (2016) Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 22-24

As a young teacher that is still fairly new to the profession, I am constantly striving to find a balance in my own teaching practice that honours both the traditional past of music making, as well as infusing a more ...

Four Notions On the Qualities of Cooperating Music Teachers
Arts Education Policy Review (2016) Vol. 117, No. 2, pp. 117-129

This article develops criteria for the selection, professional development, and assessment of cooperating teachers through four "notions." These notions suggest that cooperating teachers might (1) possess knowledge of educational theory and practice; (2) understand the importance of context in education; ...