When my music teaching career begins, I want to be able to incorporate and teach literacy in my music classroom and present in such a way that my students will reach greater heights in their music and literacy abilities. I personally believe music and literacy go hand in hand. In order to perform a musical piece, we need to read and understand the musical notation that is being presented to us first, then we are able to perform and present the piece. One thing I remembered through my elementary, middle school, and high school years is that in order for me to understand a problem, a theory or a situation being presented, I would use a musical song to understand it. I remember in Spanish class, I didn’t know the alphabet but in order to recite the alphabet in Spanish, our teacher told us to learn a song in order to memorize the alphabet. In within two days, I memorized it because of that song and I still know the Spanish alphabet to this day. Music works throughout the whole brain and I personally believe, we as humans can pick up concepts easier and faster with music. This is why I can’t wait to get more in depth and learn more in presenting literacy methods in my music classroom. This is what I pray for in my near future.
A vision of the near future