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Kandis Taylor

Kandis Taylor

Five 21st-Century Strategies to Enhance Music Learning

Clinic Synopsis:

This session provides teachers with five 21st-century strategies to enhance music learning within an instrumental music classroom. Examples of free, web-based resources will be discussed as tools to enhance the music learning process. Connections drawn amongst 21st-century skills, web-based tools, and pedagogical strategies are at the center of this session. Let the technology of today help your music students starting tomorrow!

Kandis Taylor - Biographical Information

Kandis King Taylor began her career by earning her Bachelors's Degree in Music Education and Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from Brigham Young University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Utah with anticipated graduation in 2023. Her educational research interests focus on educational technology as a tool in music learning and best practices to help future teachers build pedagogical efficacy using technology. She has over 16 years of experience teaching, directing, and adjudicating junior high and high school bands, jazz bands, and percussion ensembles in both California and Utah. While teaching in California, she received the "Teacher of the Year" award in 2015. She received the 2019 “Accent in Excellence" Award from the Alpine School District as Director of Bands & Percussion Ensembles at Lakeridge Junior High in Orem, Utah. She is actively involved in industry organizations including the Utah Music Educators Association, Utah Bandmasters Association, and Percussive Arts Society. When she isn’t teaching public school, Kandis composes music and has several compositions published through C.A. Publications. Kandis lives with her husband and 7-year-old daughter in Draper, Utah.