New Music program for late HS/early college-aged returning students

Discussion in 'Music Teachers' started by avoicethatsuits, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. avoicethatsuits

    avoicethatsuits New Member

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    Sep 24, 2019

    Hello, everybody.

    I have been asked to provide a general music class for students at my charter school, which is aimed at serving school-leavers, both from the US and from overseas. A large majority are Central Americans, but we have French speaking Africans and some South East Asians, and then in the English GED program, African-Americans. I know the kids very well and am a skilled musician (very good singer, sufficient piano and theory, percussion. Yes, that makes me a singer who can count.)

    I have mapped out what I would like to do, but it sure would help to have some tools to rely on.

    I have identified suitable free Apps, so they will all have keyboards and DAWs. And we have computers that we can use, although they are not touch-screen.

    What I am looking for is guidance on how to pace introducing and reinforcing skills.

    Specifically, I want to do singing, leading toward a couple of songs with simple SATB or (quite possibly) TTBB arrangements. I can ID those easily enough and choose songs fitting for the population, but I would like something to guide how I introduce concepts and practices.

    Same thing with rhythm. In connection with the DAWs, I want to show them that they can do things but that the next day it might sound boring so they need a grasp of how to make rhythm on their own. I could jot down ideas, but experience (teaching language) tells me that having resources that provide scaffolded exercises will make my life easier.

    And then any YouTube channels or websites that you all find useful.

    Many thanks, and have a great school year.

    Kenneth
     
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    noushadamir New Member

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    Oct 10, 2019

    thanks for sharing this post
     

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