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HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING

1. MUED 3200: Musicianship for Teaching III

University of North Texas College of Music, Spring 2019

Description: Demonstrating the World Music Pedagogy framework to undergraduate students in MUED 3200, a core music education course on secondary music education methods.

2. MUSED 301: Techniques for Teaching Music to Children

University of Washington School of Music, Spring 2016

Description: MUSED 301 is a required class for music education majors focusing on pedagogy and musicianship in the elementary music classroom. This lesson centered on the execution of effective transitions. The first half of the lesson (0:00 – 8:00) demonstrates a mini lesson for upper elementary students exhibiting efficient transitions between four musical activities. The second half of the lesson (8:00 – 27:19) involves a discussion/lecture around the execution and importance of transitions in elementary music teaching. The following class session included students planning their own mini-lessons with transitions, which they later taught to their classmates during class.

 

3. MUSIC 162: American Popular Music

University of Washington School of Music, Autumn 2017

Description: MUSIC 162 is an online-based course offered to undergraduate non-music majors. In order to give the students more opportunities to interact with their instructor in-person, the following live discussion was offered regarding the controversial topic of whether jazz should be celebrated as a popular genre or high art tradition. The discussion ended with students engaging in a lively debate in which they argued and defended jazz as either a popular or high art genre.

3. MUSED301: Techniques for Teaching Music to Children

University of Washington School of Music, Winter 2017

Description: This lesson focused specifically on two components: first, the pedagogical sequencing of uneven one-beat rhythms (i.e., eighth and two sixteenths) [0:00–12:00], as well as the development of longer-term improvisation projects using both vocal singing and pitched percussion instruments [12:00–29:52].

CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS

1. Jazz Improvisation in the Kodály Classroom

Northwest Kodály Educators (NWKE) Fall Sharing Workshop, Fall 2017

Description: In this presentation, we considered strategies to incorporate jazz improvisation into the music classroom using pitched percussion instruments and discussed the resulting social benefits of collective group improvisation. The clinic also featured performing through call & response, motivic development through solfege-based patterns, 'trading fours', and creating a class arrangement.

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHING

1. 4th Grade Arranging Lesson, Week 1

P.S. 31Q, NYC Dept. of Education, Fall 2014

Description: This is a sample lesson from a fourth grade project on arranging. Using the folk song, “I Don’t Care if the Rain Comes Down,” students created their own arrangements in small groups using the main melody and two melodic ostinati. Toward the end of the lesson, they practiced distinguishing between major and minor tonalities with the song "I See the Moon." They sang the song in three parts, and improvised 4-measure minor melodies on the xylophone.

 

2. 4th Grade Arranging Lesson, Week 2

P.S. 31Q, NYC Dept. of Education, Fall 2014

Description: In the second week continuation of the above clip shown here, students continued to build their arrangements and practiced performing them for the class. At the conclusion of the project, students analyzed and critiqued each others’ performances, and chose their favorite arrangement to be performed on their upcoming concert.

 

3. 5th Grade Jazz Improvisation Lesson

P.S. 31Q, NYC Dept. of Education, Fall 2014

Description: The is a sample lesson from a 5th grade project on jazz improvisation. Each student was given the opportunity to improvise a 12-bar blues solo on the xylophone using the notes of the pentatonic scale and participating in a “musical conversation.” Throughout this project, we discussed the connection between individualism and interconnectedness in performing music, as the ability to listen and respond musically is a skill that musicians must develop throughout their musical lives.

 

2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium

2017 Teaching and Learning Symposium

CDIME 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

CDIME 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

UW Music Education 2017-18

UW Music Education 2017-18

ISME 2016, Glasgow, U.K.

ISME 2016, Glasgow, U.K.

"Loss", NYU MusEd Jazz Ensemble

"Loss", NYU MusEd Jazz Ensemble

Once On This Island 2015

Once On This Island 2015

Seussical 2013

Seussical 2013

The Little Mermaid, P.S. 31 2014

The Little Mermaid, P.S. 31 2014

The Little Mermaid, P.S. 31 2014

The Little Mermaid, P.S. 31 2014

P.S. 31 Chorus, 2013

P.S. 31 Chorus, 2013

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts