Musica Docta (Dec 2016)

Teaching Music History with Your Mouth Shut

  • Anne Stone

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 6, no. 1
pp. 129 – 135


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As I prepared recently to teach a seminar for doctoral students on how to teach undergraduate music history I came face to face with my reservations about traditional teaching of these subjects. The book Teaching with your Mouth Shut by Donald Finkel seemed to me to offer a compelling way to approach undergraduate teaching that is intellectually sound and ethically appealing and caused me to change my approach to teaching the seminar.