Do you know how to start a rock band? Many schools are starting to incorporate commercial and popular music ensembles as part of their music curriculum. While these approaches have advantages for students, especially in smaller programs, teachers steeped in traditional music education pedagogy often don’t have a lot of training in popular music.
In this episode of the podcast, I interview Steve Giddings. Steve literally wrote the book on how to start a rock band at your school, and his tips will help you whether you’re starting from scratch at a small school or have years of experience in a well-established program.