Strategies and considerations for assessment in music education

I am fortunate to have had the distinct pleasure of moderating a panel on assessment practices in music education this morning at the Indiana Music Educators Professional Development Conference. The panel consisted of three terrifically dedicated and incredibly intelligent teachers: Lisa Sullivan, Mohawk Trails Elementary School Laura E Helms, Bloomfield JR/SR High School (choral emphasis)… Read More Strategies and considerations for assessment in music education

Experimenting with efficient practice: Plan-Perform-Reflect

I’m happy to be reporting on a recent study that I’ve had published in the journal, Psychology of Music: The Effect of Self-Regulation Instruction on the Performance Achievement, Musical Self-efficacy, and Practicing of Advanced Wind Players In essence, the study was designed to assess the relative benefits of (1) instruction for practicing that included explanations and… Read More Experimenting with efficient practice: Plan-Perform-Reflect

Near, Far, and In-between – Some views on instrumental music teaching effectiveness*

The summer course I’m teaching, Advanced Instrumental Methods, has kicked off this month and I thought I’d share a bit about the first topic we tackled. We began with an exploration of what it means to lead as an instrumental music educator and what factors seem to contribute to teaching effectiveness in instrumental music settings.… Read More Near, Far, and In-between – Some views on instrumental music teaching effectiveness*