For our music education students who are steeped in the culture of Western schoolbased music teaching practices, there is a large learning curve when approaching the teaching of music outside the traditional large ensemble paradigm. Several new pedagogy classes were developed to foster an informal, collaborative, participatory approach. Among the goals was to create a Service Learning component for students to put into practice making music with participants who have a diversity of musical interests and abilities. Through these changes they are becoming more aware of the role music can play beyond the preK-12 classroom and across the lifespan.
Greher, Gena R.
"Music and Well-Being: Teaching Nontraditional Music Learners With
Compassion and Empathy,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 35, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lib.uconn.edu/vrme/vol35/iss1/8