Imagine teaching the most requested course in the school.  At Greenwich High School in Connecticut, music educator Barbara Freedman holds that honor.  She teaches four levels of music technology, the first of which over 400 students request to take each year.  Freedman told me in her own words how she teaches music technology, how she learned about music technology, and what advice she has for teachers who might be interested in teaching such classes.

Teaching Music Technology
Freedman states that approximately 95 percent of the students in her classes have not played an instrument or sung in choir, except maybe for a year or two in elementary school.  Rather than drawing students away from large ensembles, she asserts that her classes reach a group of students who would not normally enroll in music.  In her classes, Freedman explains that “students learn about music through composition” by using software such as GarageBand and Logic.

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