This week, instead of interviewing a guest, Theresa interviewed Kathryn about empathy projects she has done with her elementary music students! Kathryn currently teaches K-5th grade general music in Northbrook, Illinois. Besides being a co-author of Pass the Baton: Empowering All Music Students, Kathryn also writes with Abigail Blair as part of the Blair Finch Project. In this interview, Kathryn shares how a STEAM project involving adaptive instruments helped students incorporate empathy in the creative process.
Throughout the interview, Kathryn shares,
- How she became interested in creating adaptive instruments for her students
- How a Makey-Makey can be used in music classes
- How empathy helped students find a stronger purpose in the creative process
- Why it’s so important to build community in the music room
Be sure to check out the full interview on YouTube or your favorite podcast platform. You can even listen to the interview here, on Anchor!
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