Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

First Advisor

Charles Kinzer, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Patricia Lust, D.M.

Third Advisor

Gordon L. Ring, D.M.A.


This thesis examines instructional methods for teachers of music in the new age and how to make the things learned in class relevant to their daily lives. As culture around the world is steadily changing, the methods for instruction need to be changing along with it. Not only does instruction need to now incorporate new technology, it also needs to provide students with relevant experiences they can utilize later in life. The thesis argues that teachers of music need to utilize technology in their classroom, respect the student’s creative choices, and encourage experiential learning.



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