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Empowering Instrumental Music Students for Productive Practice

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  • Individual practice is essential for the development of the complex physical, cognitive, and musical skills necessary to perform fluently on an instrument. This interactive session will provide practical, research-based strategies to help instrumental music students engage in effective individual practice. Topics will include motivation, practice approaches, teaching students to practice, and structuring practice sessions.
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  • William I. Bauer is the Director of Music Education and Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes in instrumental music education, music cognition & learning, music education research, and the applications of technology to music teaching and learning.

    Stacey C. Kolthammer is an educator and researcher from Northeast Ohio, where she directed elementary and middle school bands for four years. She recently received her M.A. in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University.

    Matthew D. Schatt is an instrumental music educator with the Independence (Ohio) Local School District. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University.