Teaching Music Lessons to Children in Local Schools|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Certificates: Civic Engagement, The Study of Education|
|Course Cluster: Service-Learning|
This is a service-learning course. Students will teach private and small group music lessons to students at Green Street Arts Center and Macdonough School in Middletown. These sessions will be augmented by a weekly classroom session in which readings and the student teachers' journals will be discussed. Some of the Wesleyan Music Department's private lessons instructors will visit to answer questions and guide the student teachers through the issues, musical and extra-musical, that the lessons will raise.
Written assignments will include responses to weekly readings, regular journal entries, and an end-of-semester paper. There will also be a recital by the school children at the end of the semester.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Duke, Robert, INTELLIGENT MUSIC TEACHING
Eisner, E.W. THE ARTS AND THE CREATION OF MIND
Perret, P. and Fox, J., A WELL-TEMPERED MIND: USING MUSIC TO HELP CHILDREN LISTEN AND LEARN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly journal submissions and written responses to readings, a final paper, and coaching in preparation for a recital by the school children.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Interested students should submit a written (emailed) request for enrollment to the instructor. This request should detail the student's music training, any prior music teaching experience, and the reason for wanting to participate in this course. The meeting time for the group class, as well as the specific teaching schedules, will depend on the class schedule of our students and the daily schedules at the schools in which they will be teaching.
|Instructor(s): Nelson,David Paul Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|