Eight music education students and two IUP faculty members achieved Level 1 certification in Modern Band Pedagogy August 30 at Slippery Rock University. This Modern Band training was provided by Little Kids Rock, whose mission is to provide free training, instruments, and resources to teachers who want to run rockin’ music programs in their schools.
The students and faculty got a crash course on teaching and playing guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and drum set. Among the highlights of this experience was the good-natured rivalry between IUP students and participants from other Pennsylvania State System institutions, which resulted in the creation of an original tune.
Department of Music