Note:This scholarly essay is part of a research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in the School of Music. The project also involved the preparation and performance of two lecture recitals related to the essay topic.

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Title:Teaching jazz drumming: Music educators' perceptions
Author(s):Wheelock, Andrew Robert
Advisor(s):Spencer, Joel
Contributor(s):Spencer, Joel; Kruse, Adam; Moersch, William; Lund, Erik
Department / Program:School of Music
Discipline:Music
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:A.Mus.D. (doctoral)
Subject(s):Drumming
Education
Jazz
Big band
Methodology
Swing
Curriculum
Techniques
Abstract:The purpose of this research is to gain insight into the current state of jazz drum education at the middle and high school level, thereby identifying methodology that will better prepare jazz band directors to teach drummers.The two primary foci of this research are to provide an idea of how confident jazz band directors are in teaching their drummers about essential jazz drum elements and to offer insight into which of those elements teachers perceive need to be added to their methodology. Through this understanding, I will offer suggestions and tips that teachers can use as a quick reference when instructing drummers in a big band setting. In addition to providing a supplemental reference for teachers, this research will examine the educational and professional backgrounds of each participant. This will illuminate which type of research participants report the highest level of confidence in teaching jazz drumming and their methodology for doing so. From this data, I will examine the types of educational and professional paths that foster the most confidence in teaching jazz drumming.
Issue Date:2018
Publisher:School of Music, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Genre:Essay
Type:Text
image
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/100065
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Andrew Robert Wheelock
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-05-30


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