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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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...the innovative working models of improvisation developed by creative practitioners have helped to promote a dynamic exchange of cultural forms, and to encourage new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.

– Ajay Heble