Provides music education majors with pragmatic approaches and pedagogical skills necessary to teach band and strings in secondary schools. Topics include philosophy, objectives, evaluation, motivation, administration, lesson plans, sequential instruction, marching band, professional development, jazz band, alternative string ensembles, score study, teaching with modeling/singing, hiring staff, traveling and rehearsing. In addition to regular, on-campus sessions, the class spends time observing and teaching instrumental classes at public schools. Instructors arrange these off-campus sessions, but students are responsible for their own transportation. Prerequisites: MUS 203, MUS 253, MUS 720. Prerequisite or corequisite: EDU 232 Open to students admitted to teacher education program or with permission of instructor.