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Teaching experience and philosophy

Teaching experience and philosophy

I believe that students learn best by doing. To that end, I provide a variety of hands-on, practical experiences in the classroom (listen to me talk about drum machines in aural skills pedagogy on KUOW). These range from writing album reviews, or resumes and cover letters for composers, to bringing my bass, turntables, or other instruments into the lesson. Encouraging students to explore requires a safe learning environment, which I work hard to cultivate.

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My UW Faculty Friday profile

Read about the work I do in my classes in Seattle and Tacoma!

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COURSES I'VE TAUGHT

Learn about classes that I've developed and taught at the University of Washington and Texas Tech University.

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uwt profile about my rap class

Read a profile of my rap class that appeared on the University of Washington Tacoma's website.

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teaching philosophy

Read my teaching philosophy in full.