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Friday, February 25 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Rock Band Class? Pop music education for the 21st century learner

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In this hands-on session we will discuss setting up a rock band music class. Not the video game! For this, we will examine the www.gslakieguitar.com program. Attendees will leave with the skills and resources to teach their students a well-known classic rock song. We will discuss the guitar, drum, bass and vocal parts for “Old time Rock n Roll” and tackle putting all the parts together so the students can perform it in their “bands”. Topics covered will be equipment needed, warmups, classroom routines and final assessment. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own guitars. Ten guitars will be available at the session for use. This session is ideal for band/choral teachers and teachers interested in starting popular music education programs at their school. Attendees will leave with resource links so they can implement these outcomes in their own classes.

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Sheldon Arvay

guitar, pop music education
Mr. Arvay is the teacher and head of the guitar program at Lethbridge’s G.S. Lakie Middle School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Minot State in 1999 and then taught concert band for nine years before moving to G.S. Lakie to teach a guitar program. He completed his... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am MST