Infinite Improvisation Podcast: adventures in music and creativity with Steve Treseler and Lauren Best.
Canadian music educator and author Steve Giddings joins us to talk about sparking creativity in high school music programs on Prince Edward Island. He reveals what it was like to stretch from being a classically trained orchestral player to jamming in blues bars and playing in a ska brass section, and what ignited him to self-publish his first practical guide to teaching rock bands in schools.
Steve’s work to innovate and inspire “creative musicking” in the classroom has most recently resulted in his newest book from Oxford University Press “Technology for Unleashing Creativity: Practical Tips and Tools for Music Educators”. He shares some spicy thoughts and why they get pushback, and explains why he wants to electrify music education and create change for more fun and functional learning.