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Music Learning Today

Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music

Second Edition

William I. Bauer

Publication Date - August 2020

ISBN: 9780197503713

216 pages
7 x 10 inches

In Stock


Music Learning Today: Digital Pedagogy for Creating, Performing, and Responding to Music presents an approach to conceptualizing and utilizing technology as a tool for music learning. Designed for use by pre- and in-service music teachers, it provides the essential understandings required to become an adaptive expert with music technology, creating and implementing lessons, units, and curriculum that take advantage of technological affordances to assist students in developing their musicianship.

Author William I. Bauer makes connections among music knowledge and skill outcomes, the research on human cognition and music learning, best practices in music pedagogy, and technology. His essential premise is that music educators and students benefit through use of technology as a tool to support learning in the three musical processes - creating, performing, and responding to music. The philosophical and theoretical rationales, along with the practical information discussed in the book, are applicable to all experience levels. However, the technological applications described are focused at a beginning to intermediate level, relevant to both pre-service and in-service music educators and their students.

This expanded second edition features an all-new student-friendly design and updated discussions of recent technological developments with applications for music teaching and learning. The revamped companion website also offers a new teacher's guide, with sample syllabi and lessons for each chapter.

New to this Edition

  • Features an all new design, with a look and feel created to be more attractive and accessible to students
  • Includes discussion of recent technological developments with application to music education
  • Adds an overview of the SAMR model of technology integration
  • Updates discussions of pedagogy for teaching musical performance, improvisation, composition, and music learning with technology


  • Shows how music educators and their students can benefit through use of technology as a tool to support learning
  • Grounded in empirical research and applied practices of technology to all aspects of music learning
  • Provides helpful sample syllabi and projects aligned with each chapter

About the Author(s)

William I. Bauer, Professor of Music, University of Florida.

William I. Bauer is Area Head for Music Education, Director of the Online Master of Music in Music Education program, and Professor in the School of Music at the University of Florida. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google for Education Certified Innovator.

Table of Contents

    About the Companion Website

    1. A Conceptual Framework for Technology-Assisted Music Learning
    2. Technology Fundamentals
    3. Creating Music
    4. Performing Music
    5. Responding to Music
    6. Assessment for Music Learning
    7. Instructional Design
    8. Productivity and Professional Development


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