Articles either in review or in revision for a number of other tutorial journals: International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music; Arts Education Policy Review; Musicae Scientiae; Jazz Perspectives. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Music Education, instrumental and vocal pedagogy, from Western Kentucky University in 2006, the place studied conducting with Dr. John Carmichael and was principal trombone in all major ensembles together with: wind ensemble, symphonic band, Bowling Green-Western Symphony Orchestra, trombone choir, and the Big Red Marching Band.

We determined towards Suzuki because some children have issue transitioning to sight-studying music – although the method does work effectively for a lot of households, we decided it wasn’t for us. Matthew loves playing his songs and he can sight-read anything at his level – the doors are huge open to him for any future instrument he would like to take up. He needs to play the violin, guitar, and trumpet in the intervening time – I’m sure he’ll narrow down that record as he gets older!

The backside line is the ‘music biz’ is and has been for 10+ years ‘high down’ and there’s little to no incentive to pursue music as an actual career (musician) and no incentive for buyers to mortgage $$$ to promising bands/projects (no return) I have friends who have been good A&R reps and when the labels downsized they have been ‘let go’ and now there isn’t a artist improvement and no ears to bring in real talent.

Because many potential graduate college students work full-time as music educators, the School of Music provides masters and PhD music training degree applications that could be accomplished after faculty hours or throughout the summers, in addition to flexible degree constructions designed to meet a wide range of pupil interests and areas of expertise.

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