Music Education: Collaborative Student Driven Learning: Zoltan Virag at TEDxWestVancouverED

Zoltan Virag is a diverse musician, composer, and educator who is as comfortable playing classical flute as he is creating electronic music. He currently teaches general music, band, and choir at Irwin Park Elementary School in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Read more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFFrT8xqwwk

8 thoughts on “Music Education: Collaborative Student Driven Learning: Zoltan Virag at TEDxWestVancouverED

  1. If our current music education system is so wonderful, why has instrumental
    music completely disappeared from our culture? Instrumental music in the
    United States really doesn’t exist outside of government funded
    institutions, even though there are thousands and thousands of adults in
    this country who participated in instrumental music ensembles in school.
    Those adults have no respect or appreciation for instrumental music or the
    people who have dedicated their lives to composing it, performing it, and
    teaching it. Those adults think instrumental music is stupid and boring,
    just like adults who did not participate in instrumental music ensembles in
    school. Adults who think instrumental music is stupid and boring do not
    support music education. Music education is dying because even people who
    participated in music education do not care if it lives or dies.

  2. Great presentation Zolie. I like your “enhance, not replace” message. Would
    love to try this out with my 2s!

  3. My difficulty is the affordability of the devices. If the school cannot
    afford the technology what other options exist outside of the voice and
    traditional instruments for elementary level (recorder, Orff, etc) and used
    or student level instruments for secondary?

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