Making the Most of Music Class Guests


Music For Learning Blog: “Making the Most of Music Class Guests”

Next week, my elementary music classes will be visited by freelance composer Charlie McCarron. My students are just finishing up composition projects of their own, and are eager to ask him questions about what it’s like to be a composer, how he writes music, and where he finds his ideas and inspiration. Inviting guests into the classroom not only enhances what students have been learning, but provides them with meaningful, real connections to music making outside of school.

In my latest blog post for Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s Music for Learning blog, I outline a variety of ways to bring guests into the classroom, no matter where you teach, and how to build student learning around the visit.