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ERIC Number: EJ898902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
A Whole Lotta Learnin' Going on
Randall, Mac
Teaching Music, v18 n1 p28-32 Aug 2010
When Taylor Carroll was in seventh and eighth grade at the Henniker School in Henniker, New Hampshire, her music teacher, Anne Hueglin, made music class fun. Now Carroll is a music teacher herself, covering K-8 general music, band, and chorus at the Nottingham School in Nottingham, New Hampshire. Following the lead of Hueglin, she teaches her own seventh and eighth graders about rock & roll. "We trace the whole history of the music from the '50s to the '90s," she says. "I do a Bob Dylan mini-unit with the seventh graders, and we just did a hip-hop unit for the first time this year. That was very popular." This story is proof that influence and appeal of popular music styles created midway through the 20th century now span across generations. Today's kids are steeped in pop music--from rock to rap to Broadway--and today's music teachers are taking the hint, using modern styles to connect with their students.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-336-3768; Tel: 703-860-4000; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire