Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings

Winding It Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings

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Winding it Back: Teaching to Individual Differences in Music Classroom and Ensemble Settings is a collaborative effort written by practicing music educators, teacher educators, pedagogy experts, researchers, and inclusion enthusiasts with a combined one hundred plus years in the field of music education. The framework of this text is centered on three core principles: Honoring the individual learning needs of all students; providing multiple access points and learning levels; and providing adequate learning conditions for all students within the music classroom. Topics include early childhood music, creative movement, older beginners, rhythm, and tonal development as well as secondary choral and instrumental music. All chapters focus on meeting the needs of all students and all learning levels within the music classroom.

This book is ideal for practicing music educators, teacher educators, and arts integration specialists and enthusiasts alike. It provides specific musical examples both within the text and on the extended companion website including musical examples, lesson ideas, videos, assessment tools and sequencing ideas that work. The aim of this book is to provide one resource that can be used by music educators for all students in the music classroom both for classroom music education and music teacher preparation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190201623
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alice M. Hammel is a faculty member at James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities and a Music Intervention Specialist for Autism Spectrum Support, Education, and Training (ASSET).

Roberta Y. Hickox is a Elementary general music specialist for the Halifax Area School District in Halifax, PA.

Ryan M. Hourigan is Director of the School of Music and Associate Professor of Music at Ball State University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Winding it Back: A Framework for Inclusive Music Education, by Alice Hammel and Ryan Hourigan
Chapter 2: Early Childhood Music-Setting the Tone for Inclusive Music Learning, by Herbert D. Marshall
Chapter 3: Sequential and Flexible Instruction in the Primary Grades, by Joy Anderson
Chapter 4: Using Movement to Foster Creativity and Deepen Musical Understanding, by Roberta Y. Hickox and Heather Russell
Chapter 5: Melodic Sequences: Accessing Tonal Content at Multiple Learning Levels, by Roberta Y. Hickox and Taylor Walkup
Chapter 6: Accessing Rhythmic Sequences and Form at Multiple Learning Levels for All Students, by Roberta Y. Hickox
Chapter 7: Vocal creativity: Exploration, improvisation, and composition, by Jill Reese
Chapter 8: Sequential Instruction for Older Beginners in Vocal and General Music, by Joy Anderson and Evan Bruno
Chapter 9: Combining Pitches into Scale Types: Extending Tonal Knowledge, by Roberta Y. Hickox and Alice M. Hammel
Chapter 10: Moving, Chanting, and Singing For All Students in Instrumental Music, by Susan A. Harvey and David A. Stringham
Appendix: Teaching Students to Sing, by Joy Anderson and Roberta Y. Hickox

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