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Teacher of the Year 2010: Dr. Rick Dammers

dammers TI:ME is proud to announce that Dr. Rick Dammers, of Rowan University, is the Mike Kovins TI:ME 2010 Teacher of the Year! Rick teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental music education, research methods, and technology-based music instruction, as well as supervises student teachers and serves as program advisor for Instrumental Music Education at Rowan University. In addition, Rick writes the music technology column for NJMEA’s Tempo and serves as technology co-coordinator for state conventions. Rick is passionate about research, which is reflected in his dissertation that focused on laptop-based composing in a middle school band rehearsal and his recently published case study on on-line trumpet lessons that utilized Skype. As described by one of his students, “Dr. Dammers is truly an exceptional professor who is helping to inspire his students to use the resources available to them, as well as explore other media, to create a learning environment that fosters creativity and a love of music in all young students.” TI:ME is honored to have Dr. Rick Dammers as its 2010 TI:ME Teacher of the Year!

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