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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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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag