Music Theory-One Semester
I was passionately driven to teach Music Theory in High School because it was a subject that could have easily kept me from receiving my college diploma! We didn't have theory back in the day! I distinctly remember my college audition with Dr. Ludecke at Trenton State College (presently The College of New Jersey) who asked me to spell a Perfect Fourth. A what? No clue. And surprisingly, I was accepted anyway!
Coming from stellar high school grades to nearly failing Theory 101, I swore to myself that if I EVER made it out of college, I would teach Music Theory in a high school job and make sure NO KID EVER FELT THE WAY I DID that first semester! I would create a test-free, quiz-free class where students would not robotically study material for a test, only to forget it the next day. My semester-long class was filled with a million worksheets. Flash cards. White boards. Repetition equaled retention. My track record with the 25+ Music Educators out there in the field spoke for the success of the structure of the class.
So, here it is.
The Music Theory Class I taught for over 30 years. One semester. Enough material for a student to successfully test out of Theory in college.
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