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Music to Learn from and Love

Catherine Rollin

Music to Learn from and Love

In this mini course, Catherine Rollin will explore a few of her most highly regarded and well received series. In all of her music, Catherine has aimed to create what she calls “real music.” Although her composing always has pedagogical purposes at its core, Catherine also feels it is of the utmost importance that pieces are intrinsically musical as well. It is only with “real music” that students are inspired to practice and grow and most importantly: to love music.
Series discussed more in depth in this mini course will be: The Bean Bag Zoo, Lyric Moments, Museum Masterpieces and Spotlight on Style. Catherine will also play one short piece from each of the other series to demonstrate the sounds and skills emphasized. Teachers will learn much about teaching generally as Catherine analyzes how to introduce the music from the standpoint of technique, artistry and musicality.