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During AY 2016-2017 I developed this keyboard curriculum for DCPS as an Arts Enrichment Fellow, check it our and work on the material at home. Also for my participation, L-T received 24 keyboards from DCPS! Watch!
A very limited number of keyboards are now available to take home, email me.
Here are the Lyrics for classes with my commentary on the songs and links to keyboard parts .
My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that performing music acts as a general cognitive/perceptual tune up.
The first step is building the habit of paying attention, a specific example of teaching our students self-control. The conducting activity which I use to open most classes helps the students to learn self control by giving them an observable activity that allows me, the teacher, to see who is paying attention and for how long. I am inspired to do this by the astonishing results of the Stanford Marshmallow Test. Here is my remix of a PBS News Hour report on that study.