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Music & Music Education

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Dr. Custodero and Music Ed Student Work at TC Community School Featured in TC 'New You Can Use'

On an icy afternoon last February, fifth-graders at Teachers College Community School (TCCS) were using technology to compose songs. Armed with MacBook Air laptops and digital keyboards, they had laid down beats and grooves and were poised to add melody and harmony.

“I’m trying to combine an old-school sound with a classic hip-hop beat,” said Savannah Williams, who was using GarageBand software to layer sound onto her song. “I want a strong beat. I want my song to sound like a wave of music.”

Another student, N’deye M’baye, added, “You can’t just have math and English and classes all day, that’s too much school. Music is more of a flow.”

Yan Carlos Colon, a Teachers College doctoral student in Music & Music Education who designed and was leading the course, was doing more cheerleading than instructing.

“They’ve grown up with this technology,” he said, “and I can tell you, they’re a lot better with it than I am.”

Read the full article in the TC Newsroom.

 

Published Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Dr. Custodero and Music Ed Student Work at TC Community School Featured in TC 'New You Can Use'

On an icy afternoon last February, fifth-graders at Teachers College Community School (TCCS) were using technology to compose songs. Armed with MacBook Air laptops and digital keyboards, they had laid down beats and grooves and were poised to add melody and harmony.

“I’m trying to combine an old-school sound with a classic hip-hop beat,” said Savannah Williams, who was using GarageBand software to layer sound onto her song. “I want a strong beat. I want my song to sound like a wave of music.”

Another student, N’deye M’baye, added, “You can’t just have math and English and classes all day, that’s too much school. Music is more of a flow.”

Yan Carlos Colon, a Teachers College doctoral student in Music & Music Education who designed and was leading the course, was doing more cheerleading than instructing.

“They’ve grown up with this technology,” he said, “and I can tell you, they’re a lot better with it than I am.”

Read the full article in the TC Newsroom.

 

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