Critical Evaluation of the W.O. Smith School of Music
Kubitskey, Emily, M.
The W.O. Smith School of Music is a non-profit, educational organization that provides low-income (free or reduced lunch) students with the opportunity of quality musical instruction and inspirational musical experiences. This program has a curriculum that provides students with private instruction, music theory, instrumental and vocal ensembles, summer camps and performance recitals. This paper will take a critical look at how the W.O. Smith School operates in terms of sound educational practice and theory under the divisions of learners and learning, the learning environment, assessment and appropriate curriculum. In order to evaluate these criteria the following aspects of the W.O. Smith School of Music will be considered: philosophy, training methods, guidelines for courses and lessons, personal requirements, national standards and cultural interactions.