It probably won't be for another year or so, because it will mean a 14 week commitment. But I would really like to teach one. So I need your feed back ladies. I'm targeting it to high schoolers, and middle schoolers who want a high school electives credit.
It is basic music appreciation. It would teach basic music (how to read notes, basic instruments...etc) in the first week or two, but would mainly be a history of music course. It would cover multiple eras of music, and the types of music that came in to being during those times. And would go all the way up until the music of today.
My umbrella school doesn't require a certification, just a course outline which demonstrates my knowledge of the subject. That won't be any issue at all.
Would you, as a parent, like this as a class for your child? It would be my hope to expose them to varying (parent approved lol) styles. In fact, an end of the semester project would be for them to pick a style that they have never heard, but came to like, and write a research paper about it. I'm big on college prep so research papers are important to me. But when a child gets to go behind what they hear on a cd player, and hear the history of a particular style, and learn where it came from, they sometimes appreciate it more. For me, it was Jazz. I'd always been so so about it. But when you learn the rich culture and history behind those notes....it just has a lot more meaning to it. And I want kids to experience that.
I'll put my idea forward to the group in a semester or two (i need to mentally prepare myself as much possible...this would be a HUGE commitment for me) but I think I want to do it!