ERIC Number: EJ699776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
Putting It Together: Integrating Jazz Education in the Elementary General Music Classroom
Music Educators Journal, v90 n3 p28 Jan 2004
American schools have great secondary performance programs, and many of these programs do wonderful things with jazz education. As wonderful as these programs are, only a small percentage of secondary school students join them, and usually the percentage of students participating in the jazz components of these programs is even smaller. As many children as possible should be exposed to jazz. Nearly all public school students have music education in the elementary grades. Therefore, elementary general music classes would seem to be the most likely place for all students to be exposed to jazz styles and to come to understand the genre. This article describes strategies to incorporate jazz into the classroom.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Secondary School Students, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Music
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States