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Improvisation in the High School Music Classroom: A Profile of Improvisation Teacher, Doug Friesen

David Lane

Published: 2010-08-25

A brief profile of Toronto music teacher Doug Friesen, who integrates improvised music and activities into his classroom teaching. Friesen argues that improvised activities create an environment of trust and freedom in which students are able to work creatively together.

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We’ll all be more innovative if we participate in collaborative webs and share more openly. Creativity is always a collaboration and it’s always a form of improvisation, written large in the social world.

– Keith Sawyer