String Pedagogy – FISP

FISP 100 – String Freshman Fieldwork (0.25)

A field experience consisting of observing and analyzing a variety of group and private music lessons, discussion forums on various topics, attending specialized music education and pedagogy conferences, and co-teaching with an experienced instructor. This course includes 16 hours of observation and hands-on experience with a beginning group class. (0.25 credit hours) Offered every semester.

FISP 200 – String Sophomore Fieldwork (0.25)

A field experience consisting of observing and analyzing a variety of group and private music lessons, discussion forums on various topics, attending specialized music education and pedagogy conferences, and co-teaching with an experienced instructor. This course includes 16 hours of observation and hands-on experience with a beginning group class. (0.25 credit hours) Offered every semester.

FISP 411 – String Pedagogy Practicum (1)

Includes learning the business, management, and marketing aspects of running an independent studio. Examples of specific topics covered include teaching philosophy, studio policies, registration, scheduling issues, online billing, budgeting, taxes, legal issues, basic web-design, and technology short cuts. Students will also prepare a resume and audition DVD and practice interviewing skills in preparation for entering the job market. (1 credit hour) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

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