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Music Education Questions

  • What methods do you often employ to effectively teach music techniques to students?
  • Pretend you're a new director. How would you go about recruiting new members to your band/choir?
  • Demonstrate piano and/or percussion (even if these are not your major instruments).
  • What effective classroom management techniques have you used?
  • Talk about some of the problems you've noticed in beginning (instrument) players.
  • What computer programs have you used to make programs for musical events?
  • Suppose you have a percussionist in your band who is off the wall whenever you do warm-ups with other instruments. How would you handle this?
  • What are some authentic ways to assess your students?
  • What music would you use at your first concert as an elementary teacher?
  • You just found out that one of your students has a problem with another teacher in the school. How would you handle that?
  • When I go to a concert, I always look at flutes first. Why? What do I see to know that the director is not a flute player?
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