David Teachout

David J. Teachout is Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department. His degrees are from West Virginia University (BME), the University of Oklahoma (MME), and Kent State University (PhD). Prior to joining the faculty at UNCG, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Minnesota and at Pennsylvania State University; he also enjoyed ten years of successful public school instrumental music teaching experience in Moore, Oklahoma. Dr. Teachout’s research interest is in pre-service music teacher development. His work has been presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences and published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Contributions in Music Education, Southeastern Journal of Music Education, Curriculum Innovation in Music, and On the Sociology of Music Education. Dr. Teachout is Co-Principle Investigator for a $374,000 National Science Foundation grant funded to develop interdisciplinary teaching modules for grades 2-5 that explore natural intersections between science and music. Further, Dr. Teachout serves on the editorial review board for Research Issues in Music Education, on the national advisory board for Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, and on the national steering committee forSounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education, an initiative of the NAMM Foundation supporting research that examines the roles of music education in the lives of school-age children. He is a past National Chair of the Collegiate Division of Music Educators National Conference, a past National Chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), and Symposium Chair for the 2005, 2007, and 2009 Symposium on Music Teacher Education.

There are 10 included publications by David Teachout :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Authentic-Context Learning Activities in Instrumental Music Teacher Education 2001 58 The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the frequency of particular authentic-context learning (ACL) activities during undergraduate instrumental music teacher training and the initial teaching performance (ITP) of undergrad...
BioMusic in the Classroom: Interdisciplinary Elementary Science and Music Curriculum Development 2011 45 Policymakers and industry leaders are calling for a 21st century education that is more interdisciplinary in nature, including the ability to solve problems and think creatively (PTCS, 2004). Traditional teaching practices that present subjects as se...
The Effect of Teacher Role-Development Training on the Teaching Effectiveness, Motivation, and Confidence of Undergraduate Music Education Majors: A Preliminary Study 2010 611 The purpose of this study was to examine effects of teacher role development training on undergraduate music education majors’ teaching effectiveness, attributions for success and failure in music teaching, and confidence to continue pursuing a music...
Factors Affecting Individuals’ Decisions to Enter Music Teacher Education Doctoral Programs 2004 63 There is an emerging shortage of those responsible for training music teachers in the United States. Asmus (2001) characterized such a shortage as the “new challenge…befalling music education” (p. 3). When prognosticating the resultant effect on K-12...
Genre identification of very brief musical excerpts 2012 90 The purpose of this study was to examine how well individuals were able to identify different music genres from very brief excerpts and whether musical training, gender and preference played a role in genre identification. Listeners were asked to ide...
Incentives and Barriers for Potential Music Teacher Education Doctoral Students 2004 61 The purpose of this study was to examine positive influences and barriers associated with entering a music teacher education doctoral program. Practicing music educators (N = 63), were asked to rate 48 positive-influence items and 54 barrier items. T...
Preservice and Experienced Teachers' Opinions of Skills and Behaviors Important to Successful Music Teaching 1997 58 The purpose of this study was to compare the responses of preservice teachers and experienced teachers when asked, "What skills and behaviors are important to successful music teaching in the first three years of experience?" The sample consisted of ...
Preservice Teachers' Opinions of Music Education Methods Course Content 2004 57 The purposes of this study were to determine how undergraduate instrumental music education students value methods course components and to compare students' ratings of course component categories to the grade weighting of those categories in course ...
Role Development Activities and Initial Teaching Performance 2002 56 This study's purpose was to examine the relationship between teacher role-development strength and the initial teaching performance of instrumental music student teachers. Subjects (N = 40) were asked to complete the Role Development Questionnaire (R...
Understanding the Ties that Bind and the Possibilities for Change 2007 88 The author describes how contemporary music education at the secondary level has fallen short of Dr. Charles Leonhard's vision for developing musical understanding and musical responsiveness in all students and cites several historical events as pivo...