CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Frank Churchley

Abstract


In recent years, many varied approaches to music teaching have developed. This healthy situation presents the music educator with the dilemma of keeping abreast of new ideas, adapting them to his own teaching, and at the same time avoiding the pitfall of jumping on the latest method bandwagon just to keep in style. What are sorne of these significant developments? What trends are common to most of the contemporary approaches and where do they differ? What concepts and activities can the classroom teacher incorporate into his own program through thoughtful analysis and applications of the contributions of others?

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