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Music Teacher as Music Producer

How to Turn Your Classroom into a Center for Musical Creativities

Clint Randles

Publication Date - 01 November 2022

ISBN: 9780197519462

288 pages
7 x 10 inches

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Never has there been such an exciting time to be a music teacher. Band, choir, and orchestra are ubiquitous in schools and have come to be known as the primary mode that students experience music at the secondary level. Similarly, elementary school classrooms feature approaches by Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Music Learning Theory, among a host of others.

But, what is next? In this enlightening guide, author Clint A. Randles provides music educators with the practical tools to turn their classrooms into student production studios. Addressing everything from a new conceptualization of the physical classroom space to the cables and other audio equipment no music educator should be without, Randles puts creativity, technology, recording arts, songwriting, music production, and live performance at the center of music classrooms.


  • Proposes that music classes can and should look more like art classes
  • Examines how musical creativities can be approached through technology
  • Shows how cultivating students' musical capabilities must take precedence over maintaining established customs in teaching

About the Author(s)

Clint Randles is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of South Florida, where he teaches courses at the intersection of contemporary musicianship, creativity, philosophy, and popular music. His work centers on the development of innovative curricular practice. He enjoys performing guitar and singing as a part of his role as Director of Contemporary Worship at a church in Tampa.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction: A Different Kind of Music Classroom, A Different Kind of Teacher

    Chapter 2. The Room(s): Where the Magic Happens

    Chapter 3. How Technology Can Help You

    Chapter 4. Instruments: Tools for Creative Expression

    Chapter 5. Setting the Stage for Success: Literally and Figuratively

    Chapter 6. Gear Considerations & Acoustics

    Chapter 7. Diversifying Performance

    Chapter 8. Classroom as Recording Studio

    Chapter 9. Making Technology Work for You

    Chapter 10. A Whole New World of Musical Products

    Chapter 11. The End is the Beginning


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