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Secondary String Instrument Courses as Music Teacher Identity Development

In this session, we explore how secondary string instrument courses can be structured to promote critical music teacher occupational identity development. We will discuss how scaffolded teaching experiences, the use of reflective work within professional learning communities, teacher resource scavenger hunts, private lesson instruction, preservice teacher-made instructional videos, teaching recitals and coordination with local elementary school general music classes can increase self-efficacy for string teaching and commitment to teaching in secondary instrument areas in the schools.