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Instituting Change in Beginning Instrumental Music Pedagogy

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  • This musically interactive session will feature current research and a great deal of common sense about how children learn music and the impact such information is having on beginning instrumental music pedagogy. Of interest to all levels of instrumental instruction, the session will have particular relevance to those who teach beginning instrumental music or instrumental methods and techniques courses at the college level.
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  • Richard F. Grunow is Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. A Wisconsin native, he received a BS in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and taught instrumental music for seven years in Beloit, Wisconsin Public Schools. He later received his MM and PhD in Music Education from the University of Michigan. A much sought after clinician, he is also a frequent presenter at state, national, and international venues. He is author of numerous articles and publications and co-author of the Instrumental and Choral Score Reading Programs, Instrumental Score Reading Test, Creativity In Improvisation, Developing Musicianship through Improvisation, and Jump Right In: The Instrumental Series, a comprehensive beginning instrumental method for winds, strings, and percussion.