Thoughts on “Building Your Own Musical Community: How YouTube, Miley Cyrus, and the Ukulele Can Create a New Kind of Ensemble”

I love this article! It talks about the many possibilities and the potential music has to be an incredibly interdisciplinary subject. The class includes instrument making and songwriting in the skills to be learned, thus bringing in artistic and literary skills into the music classroom. The ukulele is also just really fun and attractive to … More Thoughts on “Building Your Own Musical Community: How YouTube, Miley Cyrus, and the Ukulele Can Create a New Kind of Ensemble”

Thoughts on “The iPad as a Musical Instrument: Touch at Tedx Tampa Bay”

I really enjoyed this Ted talk! I thought it was really great that the ensemble focused on playing for the audience rather than talking about what they do as a group in order to showcase their new model for music education. The leader of the group brings up that at the turn of the 19th … More Thoughts on “The iPad as a Musical Instrument: Touch at Tedx Tampa Bay”

Thoughts on “The Technology Skeptics’ Argument”

I enjoyed this reading a lot; it shined much light on the reality of public schooling and how stubborn the habits of the institution can be. This chapter is essentially saying that technologies won’t be fully accepted into the environment of public schools because of their tendency to stick to tradition regarding curriculum, as it’s … More Thoughts on “The Technology Skeptics’ Argument”