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Mar 6, 2016

Visit to Maguindanaon Instrument Makers


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A group og music teachers and students with PSME officers recently made a visit to a settlement of indigenous peoples of Mindanao in Taguig. The purpose of the trip was to observe the making of bamboo counterparts of Maguindanao metal instruments - the kulintang, agong, gandingan and babandir.

Like the metal instruments,these bamboo counterparts are used for the training and performance of Magindanao music. Made of a special kind of bamboo, these are dried and treated to make the instrument produce the desired quality of sound and for purposes of durability. These are made exclusively by the Botocan family, Maguindanaons. The family matriarch, is Aga Mayo Butocan, is a well known kulintang pedagogue who has performed Maguindanaon indegenous music extensively in iconcerts here in the country as well as in Europe, the USA and Asian countries. She has taught Maguindanao music and instruments performance at the UP College of Music for more than 30 years and continues teaching at the college as part-time lecturer.







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Sep 11, 2016
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PSME partnered with the UP College of Music Department of Music Education, and the Junior Music Educator’s Guild (JMEG) in holding a seminar workshop.
Apr 13, 2016
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Over the last 10 years PSME has broadened the scope and content of its music teacher education program by the gradual addition/inclusion of interdisciplinary fora, music technology and more recently music education research in the organizations' national seminar workshops.

On April 13-15, 2016 PSME offered a short- term preliminary course " Introduction to Research in Music Education for Music Teachers"  at the Philippine Normal University. This is in response to the growing awareness and needs of classroom music teachers for know-how on the basics of music education research methodology.

This was attended by 40 public and private elementary and secondary school music teachers.

Lecture-resource persons were: Dr. Eufracio Abaya of the Graduate Studies Department of the UP College of Education and Prof. Locelyn Guadalupe of the UP College of Music Department of Music Education. Assisting them was Ms. Ivy Resurreccion of the UP College of Education.

The course opened with a discussion on "Situating Research in the Context of Issues in Philippine Music Education" and ended with a presentation of selected research field work done by teachers participants.
Similar music research short term courses willl be offered by PSME in its future music teacher training programs.

Apr 13, 2016
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The 2016 PSME National Seminar Workshop "Developing Musicianship and Music Instructional Skills" was held last April 13-15,2016 at the Philippine Normal University, Taft Ave, Manila.

Courses offered closely linked to the content of the Dep ED K-12 music curiculum were:  Beginning and Intermediate Theory. Music teaching Strategies for elementary and Secondary Levels, and several Music Performance  courses - Vocal, Choral Techniques and Materials for Elementary and Secondary levels, and Ensemble classes in Bamboo
( Indigenous, Angklung and Chamber Himig Kawayan) Guitar, Ukelele and Recorder Ensemble.

The last part of the workshop was the Culminating Program, showcasing learnings of the workshop participants. This consisited of various cross-cultural vocal, instrumental and mied media numbers.

Each teacher participant fullfilled the requirement of being part of at least 4 musical numbers.

The highly successful event proved the soundness of the PSME seminar workshop design of allotting 50% of workshop to "musicking/ music making.

Mar 6, 2016
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PSME Visit to Maguindanaon Instruments Makers.
Feb 27, 2016
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Multi Media Lesson In Music and Arts Highlights Music Teaching Demo