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Welcome to the MacPhail Music Learning Lab, the go-to professional development resource for MacPhail Center for Music faculty members.

On this page you will find a comprehensive list of professional development events.

Our blog, LabReport, features a wide range of MacPhail faculty-generated content, posts by guest bloggers, and excellent content drawn from around the web.

The MacPhail faculty is rich with ideas. Our hope is that every idea worth sharing from every individual and gathering at MacPhail will find its way onto the Learning Lab website.

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Teaching Tools for Your Instrument

11:00 – 12:15 or 1:00 – 2:15, various classrooms. Lunch served at 12:15

Attend an instrument -specific pedagogy session at either 11:00 or 1:00 (detailed schedule coming soon). Choose from piano, voice, harp, guitar, strings, woodwinds, brass or percussion. Hear from a fellow teacher about teaching tools unique to your instrument and enjoy sharing ideas with your peers. Make sure to reserve time to attend lunch as well!


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Teaching Tools in Action: Teaching Demonstrations

11:00 – 12:00 Group Teaching / 1:00 – 2:00 Individual Teaching, Room 127

Lunch served at 12:00


Come and see live teaching demonstrations, a live online lesson and video clips from a variety of teaching settings that show teaching strategies, the dynamics of student – teacher interactions and the wide array of communication skills needed for effective teaching. Teachers will explain their chosen teaching points and tools for engaging students at different levels of advancement.