Demonstration of Kansas Music Teacher Standards
Kansas Music Standard #1: The teacher of music has skills in teaching and evaluation techniques for vocal, instrumental, and general music.
- The teacher understands repertoire appropriate for various developmental stages.
- The teacher knows representative works of the past and present from the solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble literature.
- The teacher performs alone with musical understanding and technical proficiency sufficient to interpret representative works of the past and present.
- The teacher performs in small and large vocal ensembles or instrumental ensembles.
- The teacher demonstrates the ability to access musical and literary resources for vocal and/or instrumental music.
- The teacher develops instrumental pedagogy appropriate for various developmental stages.
- The teacher demonstrates singing effective for instructional purposes.
- The teacher demonstrates functional knowledge of various band and orchestra instruments.
As an active student accompanist, I am continuously working in different varieties of music, from choral, solo instrumental and vocal works, and miscellaneous other services. Because of this experience, I feel I am a very well-rounded musician. This constant contact with different varieties of music also means I come in contact with different ages. I have volunteered for an After-School Choir for two semesters and I teach private piano and vocal lessons. During an eight-week apprenticeship in a 7th and 8th grade choir, I created lesson plans for the classroom and post-lesson reflections for my own personal assessment. I am also an active performer in voice as well as piano. The following links are to videos I performed with a vocal small ensemble and accompanying Womens' Glee Club. In order to be an effective teacher, I must be a performer and a teacher continuously and these examples display just that.
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