- Scott Price
School of Music
- FEB 22
- Friday 1:25pm - 2:15pm
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Learners of all backgrounds have different ways of processing and understanding course material. As instructors, it can be very difficult to adapt our own communication style in such a way to meet this wide array of student needs. For example, content delivered through traditional teaching practice may seem meaningless or irrelevant to a student with autism, or may be counterproductive to their learning process. This workshop will focus on concrete techniques that aid communication and learning in this unique teaching situation, and will use videos of piano lessons to present principles of instruction that may be adapted to fit the non-music learning environment. The importance of basic literal language will be explored, as well as the process of breaking down tasks into step-by-step routines that can help improve your ability to meet student needs efficiently and effectively.
About the Facilitator
Scott Price currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, Coordinator of the Piano Area at the University of South Carolina School of Music. His scholarly interests include teaching students with autism and associated disabilities, very young children, and teaching keyboard improvisation to piano students ranging from beginning to advanced levels. Dr. Price is a Music Teachers National Association Foundation Fellow, the recipient of the 2012 SEC Faculty Achievement Award, and serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy.