Are you seeking to infuse your ensembles with fresh energy? Do you want to make your music program more relevant to students? Are you looking for ways to grow your pedagogy? With the goal of equipping students to become lifelong music learners, Heather invites you to re-examine traditional structures and consider different pathways toward success in the secondary school instrumental music room.
In this book, Heather shares what she has learned on her journey from professional classical musician to secondary school music teacher. Over time she has built a program that centers student voice, choice, and agency in non-traditional ensembles. She aims to make school music programs equitable, relevant, and diverse environments that build community and connection. This book will empower you to create student-centered programs, utilize powerful tech tools, and build community through music. Both philosophical and practical, this book will serve as a guide to help you modernize your music program.