ClarinetFest® 2017, Day 2: Panel Discussion
“Collaborative Teaching and Learning: Moving Beyond the Traditional Studio Model”
A panel discussion was held regarding several pedagogical alternatives to the traditional one-on-one lesson at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Moderated by Diane Barger, the panel consisted of Christy Banks, Denise Gainey, Howard Klug and Jesse Krebs. Klug discussed the format that he uses to teach group lessons at the university level, addressing problems with the traditional private lesson that are avoided in a group setting, describing the structure of a typical group lesson, and outlining the pros and cons of this strategy. Banks next described her buddy system, in which she pairs each student with another to form smaller lesson groups. Finally, Krebs, Gainey, and Barger talked about the Facebook Lesson Video system they use, where students watch videos of one another’s lessons, as well as those of students from collaborating studios, then offer helpful criticisms. The discussion was informative and offered a variety of unique perspectives regarding studio instruction.
–Sarah Korneisel Jaegers (www.sarahkorneisel.com) is a graduate associate at The Ohio State University, where she is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Clarinet Performance under the guidance of Caroline Hartig.