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Like many others, I was sorry to miss Richard McNicholl’s speech at the NAME Conference, so I am grateful that it has now been made available on the internet. It makes for a stimulating and thought provoking read. The points he makes regarding Music Manifesto, Wider Opportunities and Sing Up are particularly pertinent and I found myself nodding in agreement with many of the points he makes.
But, like Musicteacher, my eyebrows did raise on a couple of occasions. His statement “Why do we need to offer so much Heavy Metal in our classrooms when the pop music industry is doing such a thorough job and all-pervasive job”? does need challenging:
So I think we should perhaps take some of the focus away from the content of a music curriculum and think more about the pedagogy. Again, from David Price at http://davidpriceblog.posterous.com/12-key-learnings-from-the-learning-futures-pr
Let's think think more about such things as:
When McNicholl expresses shock at the Musical Futures teacher’s reaction to the class rejection of her idea for a lesson on classical music, he needs to be aware that this teacher is working within a pedagogical framework that allows students to have a voice in their own learning. The teacher may want to go away and rethink how best to nurture an acceptance of a broad and balanced curriculum that does include classical music within the spectrum.
The use of the word ‘spectrum’ reminds me that I want to refer back to Steven Berryman. Steven makes his points well and I’m pleased to see that he goes beyond merely advocating a place for classical music in the curriculum. His excellent teaching resources on using the Spectrum piano pieces in the classroom show that he is prepared to look for engaging, worthwhile solutions to this challenge. And it is a challenge worth addressing. Students stand to gain so much from Classical music being explored in classrooms – providing we present it in the right way....
Steven’s article on composition teaching can be downloaded here http://db.tt/RMPSshEs and http://db.tt/IcmQFeI6