Music Pedagogy
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
Department: Technology/Business
Course Number: JTEB 4417
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is designed to develop students’ skills as music teachers, with primary focus on private lesson instruction. The topics covered include (but are not limited to): being prepared, setting standards, organizing teaching materials, pacing and timing, motivating ambivalent students, and understanding developmental psychology as it applies to students of different ages. Students in the class will be asked to teach lessons, share and analyze their own experiences as students of music, and to develop a good critical understanding of their past and present music teachers. The first part of the semester will be oriented toward basic instrumental instruction; the second part of the semester will move in the direction of teaching more advanced students, including instruction in jazz style and improvisation.
Course Open to: Majors Only


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Jazz students.


Open to Undergraduate students.