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Musicast Episode 2.10: Dr. Amanda Draper- Teaching Students with Physical and Mental Differences

Amanda R. Draper is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Prior to her appointment she was part of the Music Education faculty in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Her academic interests include investigating musical experiences for diverse learners with a focus on music and autism research, Disability Studies in music, and teacher preparation for special music education. Dr. Draper has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally and has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and Music Educators Journal. A general music specialist, she previously taught elementary and middle school general music for 10 years, most recently for Chicago Public Schools. Dr. Draper holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Coe College in Cedar Rapids IA and a master’s degree and PhD in music education from Northwestern University.

Recommended Resources from the episode:

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach by Alice Hammel and Ryan Hourigan

Including Everyone by Judith Anne Jellison

Books by Dr. Alice Hammel 

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