University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

BM with Emphasis in String Pedagogy; BM in Education; MM in Performance or Music Education. SAA training covering violin Units 1-10 may be incorporated and/or combined with the above noted degrees, provided there are sufficient music courses to constitute a minor and the student plays well enough to pass all Suzuki Practicum examinations.

All teaching is done under the direction, and with the support, of UNM Pedagogy Faculty. The UNM Suzuki Lab School is a community outreach program where Suzuki violin, viola and cello instrution is available to all children who desire it.

Weekly seminar classes also include these things: a comprehensive parent education course, principles of kinesthetic awareness and physical health, overview of educational research that applies to music teaching and learning, child development, comparing and contrasting current pedagogies and pedagogues, and an overview of student literature: repertoire, etudes, scale systems.

Demonstration Lessons are part of the weekly seminar classes. In addition, all group lessons in the lab school are observed and critiqued by the Pedagogy Faculty and other UNM pedagogy students. Pedagogy students perform for the lab school children, and organize and supervise all lab school recitals and concerts.

Students wishing to enter any of the offering pedagogy programs must be admitted to the University of New Mexico and successfully pass an audition for the UNM String Faculty.

Pedagogy scholarships are available!


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Department of Music
String Pedagogy Program
Albuquerque NM 87131

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