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Aural Skills: How Hearing Makes Doing and Seeing Work by Jonathan Reed
Teaching aural skills to music students often focuses almost exclusively on the systematic drilling of intervals, scales, chords, etc. However, teaching aural skills as a fundamental component of the lesson makes the physical and visual process of music making much more effective. Using the “Hear-Do-See” model, this interactive workshop covers ways to teach aural skills as the starting point and end goal of each lesson.
Dr. Jonathan Reed is a professional pianist in both the concert hall and the classroom. An active arranger and performer, Dr. Reed has arranged and recorded six albums of piano music, presented numerous sacred and classical concerts in the Central Florida area, and performed with both choral and instrumental ensembles. Dr. Reed holds music degrees from Butler University, Bob Jones University, and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is Associate Professor of Music at Warner University, where he teaches piano, music theory, music history, and music appreciation. Dr. Reed is currently President of the Ridge Music Teachers Association and Chairman of the College Council for FSMTA.