Critical Pedagogy for Music Education developed by Frank Abrahams

Philosophy

We believe:

  • The purpose of music education is to empower students to be musicians.
  • Empowerment causes a transformation in both student and teacher.
  • The making of music is a liberating experience.
  • A comprehensive music education meets National Standards.
  • A musical education enables students and their teachers to connect word to world.
  • Music learning occurs when students and their teachers understand the making of meaning.
  • Musical understanding occurs during the process of transformation.