Music Education: Two Music Teachers With One Idea
Music education DESIGN, a new approach to old problems
Today the average attention span is under 15 minutes for a lecture. Power Point slides maintain people’s attention for 15 seconds. 90% of online searches are video based destinations. For two years, we have been developing a package of new learning tools to engage students at the speed of our natural attention span. We invested our time in the classroom situation that was our own. Spending two years after school our mission was to build the change we needed to connect music education with the digital reality that it is surrounded by. Interactive Listening is driven by daily classroom experiences in a search for better tools. If teachers don’t have relevant digital tools soon we will be replaced by computer driven education. This method is not driven towards the joyful experience of online computerized traffic school, but away from it and back into the classroom where teachers can do their job.
WHY MUSIC MATTERS
- We’ve been doing it longer than most behaviors
- Music requires more brain activity than most human activities
- It separates us from animals.
- Music is worthless and priceless.