Developing Aural Literacy

How does the use of alternative musical prompts improve middle and high school students’ aural literacy?

The idea for this CIM project sprang from my personal journey, both as a music learner and a teacher.  Some musicians are fluent readers, but struggle with playing by ear and improvisation. Others are comfortable playing by ear, but really struggle with notation and sight reading.  My students needed me to find a way to teach to both types of learners, and to help each student develop both the skills to perform music and the passion to make it a part of their life. Simon Cook, Proect Leader, ACS Cobham International School