Creative Teachers, Skilled Musicians
The profession of music education needs teachers for the future who are skilled and creative musicians, enthusiastic about teaching and learning, interested in young people and eager to be inspirational role models. At Huntington University, students are taught to be effective teachers of instrumental music. Numerous studies have proven the positive effects of music in infant and early childhood development and cognition. Every veteran teacher knows that, oftentimes, the student who cannot achieve success in purely academic endeavors can be a winner in the music classroom.
A Variety of Methods and Skills
Music education classes at Huntington University such as Brass, Percussion, Woodwind, and Strings Techniques and Pedagogy, Secondary Instrumental Methods and Communication, Band and Orchestral Literature and Literacy, Instrumental Conducting and Foundations of Music Education are taught by teachers with recent public school teaching experience and certifications in Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Kindermusik, and Suzuki methodologies. The Music Department maintains a congenial and supportive working relationship with Huntington University’s nationally-recognized Education Department in decisions regarding placements for student teachers and internships for Multi-Cultural Practicums and Special Education.
Parents who worry that the dissolution of the arts in the public schools may make it difficult for their sons and daughters to secure teaching positions in music can be reassured by Huntington’s 100% placement rate for Music Education graduates!
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