Rod Taylor is currently an Associate Professor of Arts and Humanities with the Minerva Schools at KGI, specializing in literature, writing, musicology, and multi-modal communication.
Rod has spent many years of study of music pedagogy along with Victor Wooten. In this article, he tells of how him and Mr. Wooten became acquainted after talking about music education. They later realize that they share many opinions about the subject and decide to create a new ways of learning and teaching of music education for educators that want to teach on another level.
The article was very informative and influential. Rod Taylor and Victor Wooten’s relationship is very impactful. It teaches everyone that the people you meet can really change your future and shape the way of thinking.
The purpose of this article, is to show music educators that you don’t necessary have to teach music like teachers in the past have done. With new generations of musicians, you have to develop new ways of teaching and this article goes over some of the key points you should think about when teaching music.
I love the quote that Rod stated on the second page of the article, “In music, there are no beginners”. This builds a more comfortable atmosphere when teaching new musicians music education techniques. Another good quote from this article is “Music education should be a privilege playing, not just practicing”. With quotes like these to share with students about music, it’ll give them another level of thinking about teaching music, which is the reaction when I read this article.
All in all, this was a very good article, I don’t have any negatives about this article or any problems with it. Very impactful for all music lovers or individuals who enjoy teaching.
Music In Our Schools Month® or “MIOSM®” is NAfME’s annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
Music In Our Schools Month® began as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York in 1973 and grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
Music in our schools tour
Give a Note Foundation is hitting the road again in March 2015 to celebrate Music In Our Schools Month with Valory Music Co. artist, RaeLynn! RaeLynn is the first artist to lend her voice to support music students everywhere with an original song! RaeLynn debuted “Always Sing,” co-written with Jimmy Robbins and Nicolle Galyon, at the National Association for Music Education’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 26, 2014. Performing for a crowd of 2000 teachers, students and parents, RaeLynn shared her love of music and support for music education.
Tri-M Music Honor Society
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is the international music honor society for middle/junior high and high school students. It is designed to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and to inspire other students to excel at music and leadership.
U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the premier high school football game in the nation. Produced by All American Games, this Bowl features the nation’s top high school senior football players and marching musicians. A student selected as one of the 125 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band members will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio, TX to march in the halftime performance of the All-American Bowl at the Alamodome.
The USAAAMB provides an experience that students will never forget, that teaches valuable 21st century skills like leadership, teamwork, and critical thinking.
These are a few groups you could’ve talked to at the NAfMe Conference!!