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Ch 24: Principles of Music Education

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In this self-paced chapter is a comprehensive overview of the principles of music education. Explore fun lessons and take short quizzes to build your knowledge of these principles and enhance your preparations for an upcoming exam.

Principles of Music Education - Chapter Summary

Studying the principles of music education is simple with help from this entertaining chapter. Bite-sized lessons provide in-depth analyses of concepts that include sequencing of music instruction, music-related career options, music lesson plans and formative and summative assessment ideas for music students. After completing this chapter, you will be ready to:

  • Discuss methods and tips for teaching music
  • Describe how to make your music classroom more inclusive
  • Share strategies for teaching students to think critically about music
  • Explain how to assist students in developing musical skills
  • Outline ways to integrate music instruction with other subjects
  • Describe uses of music technology in the classroom
  • Detail how to select vocal and instrumental literature for music students
  • List and discuss legal issues related to music in an education setting

Around-the-clock mobile access to this chapter enables you to tailor your review of the lessons to your unique study schedule. As you progress through the lessons, feel free to take the multiple-choice quizzes to check your knowledge of key concepts. Our subject-matter experts are accessible to answer any questions you have about topics covered in the lessons. Before exam day, be sure to check your overall understanding of this chapter by taking our practice exam.

13 Lessons in Chapter 24: Principles of Music Education
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How to Teach Music: Methods & Tips

1. How to Teach Music: Methods & Tips

Teaching the joys of music can be thrilling, but it also presents significant challenges. In this lesson, teachers will learn methods and tips on how to teach music.

Sequencing of Music Instruction

2. Sequencing of Music Instruction

In this lesson we discuss the ways to sequence music instruction. This includes ways for the music educator to encourage active, as opposed to passive, participation in the classroom, and to make the content come alive and be meaningful.

How to Make Your Music Classroom More Inclusive

3. How to Make Your Music Classroom More Inclusive

If you are a music teacher striving for inclusivity, there are many specific actions you can take. This lesson offers some ideas for how you can make sure every student feels welcome in your music class.

How to Teach Students to Think Critically About Music

4. How to Teach Students to Think Critically About Music

For many people, music is an integral part of life. However, most tend not to adopt a critical approach to this pervasive art form. In this lesson, teachers are provided with strategies designed to teach students how to think critically about music.

How to Help Students Develop Musical Skills

5. How to Help Students Develop Musical Skills

This lesson discusses how to help students develop music skills and a lifelong appreciation for music. Students should strive to learn how to play both independently and with other musicians.

Music-Related Career Options

6. Music-Related Career Options

In this lesson, we discuss potential music-related career options. We will also review how to promote music to help enrich students' lives, both for possible future employment and as a lifelong love and hobby.

How to Integrate Music Instruction with Other Subjects

7. How to Integrate Music Instruction with Other Subjects

In this lesson we discuss methodologies for integrating music instruction with various subjects, and examine the relationships between the concepts and processes of music and other classroom teachings.

Using Music Technology In the Classroom

8. Using Music Technology In the Classroom

In this lesson we discuss how to utilize helpful music technology in the classroom setting. This includes using technology for singing, playing instruments, and musical performances.

Selecting Vocal & Instrumental Literature for Music Students

9. Selecting Vocal & Instrumental Literature for Music Students

It can be difficult to find vocal and instrumental literature for students that challenges them appropriately. The following lesson focuses on how to assess students in a way that allows you to effectively pick musical literature.

Music Lesson Plan Template

10. Music Lesson Plan Template

Whether you are a music teacher or a classroom teacher incorporating music into your pedagogy, planning is of the essence. This lesson helps you by offering a template for strong planning and organization.

Legal Issues Related to Music in an Education Setting

11. Legal Issues Related to Music in an Education Setting

In this lesson, we will discuss legal and ethical issues related to the use or performance of music in an educational setting, particularly regarding copyright laws and regulations concerning the use and performance of music.

Formative Assessment Ideas for Music Students

12. Formative Assessment Ideas for Music Students

Formative assessments are a non-graded assessment that help determine how a student is doing in a subject. This lesson focuses on formative assessments for music and provides a number of ideas on how to incorporate such assessments into your curriculum.

Summative Assessment Ideas for Music Students

13. Summative Assessment Ideas for Music Students

Summative assessments are graded evaluations of a student's knowledge of a subject at a point in time such as the end of a unit. This lesson focuses on summative assessments for the music classroom.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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