Reaching the non-traditional music student, the other 80%, through technology…

29 03 2010

Music Creativity through Technology The addition of music technology in education has allowed educators the opportunity to bring music creation and enjoyment to a large group of students that are not pursuing playing in bands and orchestras. Most agree that a certain knowledge and enjoyment of music is an important component of a well rounded education. Here is an article by Rick Dammers the Assistant Professor of Music Education at Rowan University on how music technology can help the other 80% of students that are currently left out of the regular band driven music programs.

Music Creativity Through Technology is dedicated to music educators working with the “Other 80%” of students in our schools who do not participate in the traditional performing ensembles and music classes. With the latest tools in music technology, these educators are finding ways to unleash the creative potential of many of these students.

The release of GarageBand in 2004 was as significant for music education as the release of the first Macintosh computers in 1984 with Professional Composer notation software along with personal laser printers and Postscript printing of music notation. Both events helped to ……

READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE by David Brian Williams HERE.

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