IMITATE, EXPLORE, AND CREATE WITH POPULAR MEDIA
SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2024
One way to build a comprehensive, inclusive, and equitable music education is through the inclusion of popular music in curricula. In this session, we will explore Orff Schulwerk and Popular Music Pedagogies as a way to incorporate music and media that are relevant to your students in your classroom. We will also introduce modern band instrumentation (i.e., Ukuleles, Bass Guitar), and songwriting into the elementary music classroom.
David Dockan is a Ph.D. Candidate in music education at the University of Kentucky. David is a fully certified Orff Schulwerk teacher from the Eastman School of Music. His research in Orff Schulwerk focuses on incorporating popular media into the Schulwerk, as well as belongingness and music teacher self-efficacy. He has written for the Orff Echo and the Music Educators Journal on how Orff Schulwerk and popular music pedagogies can work together to create a classroom environment and curriculum that is relevant and responsive to the students. David also has published a children's book through FFlat Books, Your Song, which provides teachers resources for social emotional learning and songwriting in the music classroom. IG/X: @dockanmusic FB: @daviddockan