“Inner city school added six hours of music a week for every student – school is now in top 10% nationally in reading writing and math; 74% of kids met nations reading standard, higher than national standard, “
The third school that really struck me was the most frustrating. It was a group of students from a poor school. So many of their issues had to do with crummy instruments, an unfortunate lacking of a bass player, and just poor circumstances. This was really ugly and frustrating. And so… I decided to write about it…
I still dread Assessment and I still am not 100% sure where I stand on the entire process. But I would like to share some thoughts with you from the perspective of a student, a leader in front of an ensemble on the podium, as well as thoughts from behind the adjudication table.
Recognizing the need for an authentic classroom setting, Crane created a model classroom in which all of her students practiced music teaching. This classroom gave students the balance between musicianship and educational pedagogy which she sought. Crane’s beliefs on Music Education are still prevalent today.