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RICHARD S. WEBB

rwebb@admin.umass.edu
149J Fine Arts Center
(413) 545-7577

MUSIC EDUCATION/INSTRUMENTAL; LECTURER

Richard S. Webb (B.M., Music Performance, Bowling Green State University; M.M., Viola, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Music Education, Northwestern University) teaches instrumental music education, technology in education, and graduate research.
Richard Webb

Prior to teaching experiences at UMass, Northwestern, and DePaul University in Chicago, he was a music educator in the state of Ohio for 13 years. He recently completed his doctoral dissertation, “Construction of Musical Understandings: An Exploration of Peer Tutoring in the School Orchestra Program,” while serving as a contributor to the Northwestern University Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience. His research interests include peer teaching and learning in music, and student-centered learning in the performance ensemble. Dr. Webb's most recent research-based article for practitioners, “Learning by Teaching/Addressing a Need: Peer Tutoring in Your Orchestra Program,” was published in the August, 2012 issue of the American String Teacher. Presentations for 2013-14 include the Instrumental Music Teacher Educators (IMTE), The College Music Society (CMS), and the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA).

Appointed 2012

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