David Carroll

Mr. Carroll will apply research-based literacy strategies with a randomly assigned sample of band students to investigate whether explicit literacy instruction can improve music reading, and whether music reading can help improve text reading. Mr. Carroll will observe the similarities in reading and music performance as they pertain to fluency, comprehension, and phonemic and phonological skills. Mr. Carroll hopes to show that the elimination of music curriculum could eliminate opportunities for students to apply the aforementioned concepts in a new context, thus stunting their potential.