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Theory and Practice of Technology-Based Music Instruction


Second Edition

Second Edition

Jay Dorfman

27 April 2022

ISBN: 9780197558997

232 pages

In Stock

Price: £22.99


This book helps to establish a theoretical and practical foundation for how to teach students to use technology as the major means for developing their musicianship. Including discussions of lesson planning, lesson delivery, and assessment, readers will learn how to gain comfort in the music technology lab.

  • Outlines a framework for examining technology-based music instruction
  • Offers tools for becoming a more successful technology-based music teacher
  • Provides the first comprehensive, unified theory for teaching music with technology as the major medium

About the Author(s)

Jay Dorfman, Associate Professor of Music Education, Kent State University

Jay Dorfman is Associate Professor of Music Education at Kent State University where he teaches courses in music education technology, progressive and vernacular music education, and graduate research. He previously held a similar position at Boston University. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in music education from the University of Miami (FL) and the PhD in music education from Northwestern University. Dr. Dorfman's research on music education technology and popular music education has been published in several major research journals and books on these subjects.

Table of Contents

    Introduction to the Second Edition
    1. Introducing Technology-Based Music Instruction
    2. Models of Music Pedagogy and their Influences on Technology-Based Music Instruction
    3. Theoretical Foundations
    4. Materials for Technology-Based Music Instruction
    5. Teaching Methods and Teacher Behaviors
    6. Lesson Design in Technology-Based Music Instruction
    7. Assessment and Technology-Based Music Instruction
    8. Accountability Concerns
    9. Teacher Preparation Considerations
    10. Future Considerations for Technology-Based Music Instruction


"Jay Dorfman combines perspectives from music classrooms with an emphasis on student engagement and creativity to provide music educators with both applied ideas and useful frameworks for meaningfully designing learning experiences with technology." - Julie Bannerman, Assistant Professor of Music Education, The University of Alabama

"Finally a book that takes a critical look at the real life practice and application of technology in the music classroom" - a much-needed resource in a time of widespread technology adoption. What impresses me the most about what Dorfman has done with Technology-Based Music Instruction is his presentation of case studies, including models of assessment and reflections on the successes and shortcomings of the integration of technology. This book gets right to the heart of what is actually being done in classrooms

"Jay Dorfman's model of 'technology-based music instruction' (TBMI) forms the foundation for this text, which is filled with practical examples for the practicing or pre-service teacher. The profiles of practice, lesson plans, and insightful critical analyses constitute a useful resource, advancing our understanding of the role of technology in music learning." - Dr. Scott D. Lipscomb, Associate Professor & Division Head, Music Education & Music Therapy and Associate Director, University of Minnesota School of Music