Peer Teaching Program

The Peer Teaching Program is a new dynamic student division at this year’s Music for All Summer Symposium. While leadership training is essential to the growth of our band programs, most times this training focuses on WHAT leadership is. This new division has been designed to train students to BE real leaders in their programs. Through this training, the students will be equipped with the tools necessary to inspire and train their peers. They will be trained to help with the musical and visual instruction, which will provide another level of teaching in their programs. For programs without a large staff, these students will become the technicians to help bridge the teaching from the director to students. Student participants will learn how to effectively communicate with their peers using the same verbiage as their directors and instructors. They will be taught the basic principles of movement, and how to read and clean drill charts. Musically, they will observe and learn how to conduct effective sectionals and rehearsals. With this training, the Peer Teacher will become a value asset to their directors.

The ultimate mission of the Peer Teaching Program will be to train student leaders on how to be a MODEL for their band program.

M – Motivate
O – Observe
D – Demonstrate
E – Educate/Equip
L – Lead

June 26 - July 1, 2017

Leadership Weekend June 24-25

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Peer Teaching Program Faculty

Joel Denton

Peer Teaching Program Coordinator
Director of Bands,
Ooltewah High School
Founder, Covenant Consultants–Leadership Training for School Bands, School Faculty, and Professional Organizations

John Howell

Visual Designer for nationally acclaimed High School Bands, Drum and Bugle Corps, and Winter Guards

Jeremy Spicer

Former Director of Bands, Vandergrift High School;
Owner, S.A.S.I. – The Leadership People–a student leadership consulting firm focusing on the empowerment of young leaders

Anna Rodriquez

Assistant Director of Bands, Westlake High School;
Staff Member for S.A.S.I. –The Leadership People

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