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Blind spots

8, Oct 2012

By Si Millican Assistant Professor of Music Education The University of Texas at San Antonio Whenever I am working with a young music education student or a novice conductor, I am often quick to pick up on the very faults that I find in my own teaching or conducting. For instance, I tend to have […]

By Si Millican In most of the courses I teach in the instrumental music education area at the University of Texas at San Antonio, my students are required to teach their peers in a series of microteaching episodes. Some of these teaching episodes require my students to engage in teaching tasks such as teaching a […]

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One of my tasks as an instructor in the instrumental music education program at the University of Texas at San Antonio is to teach the ubiquitous “band methods” class. This class, one of three our senior-level students are required to take as a part of their degree program, is designed to help students assimilate what […]

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