From K-Pop to Motown: The Hidden Musical Connection

What connects two styles of music that are 60 years and 60,000 miles apart? Find out in this fascinating class that explores the overlapping musical history of Motown and K-Pop Music.
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Students will connect K-Pop to a historical overview of Motown music and the surrounding community of Detroit, Michigan.   Students will be empowered with musical vocabulary to describe listening examples.  Students will compare/contrast different styles of choreography by describing movement and rhythmic sequences.
I have two degrees in music (B.A. Music Education, M.M. Music Composition) and have taught Elementary General Music (K-5) in the Michigan Public Schools for 5 years.  In addition, I have done extensive scholarly research into music theory/history and have presented on this topic at several graduate music conferences (U of Toronto, U of Kansas City-Lawrence, etc).  
No supplies or resources needed, except for your ears!
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The class is built around small listening/viewing activities where students are formatively assessed on their listening/viewing skills.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is based on a set of lesson plans I designed for my elementary/middle school music classrooms in the past.  The information about Motown music was acquired from several different sources, including the documentary “The Motown Effect” by Joe Warwick and from information available at the Motown Museum located in Detroit, MI.  I also used my expertise as a music teacher to study and analyze K-Pop and Motown in terms of music theory and choreography to come up with the activities for this course.


Andy JaremaMusician/Educator/Composer
252 total reviews
244 completed classes

About Me

Note:  I am currently stepping away from teaching large Outschool classes, but I am open to teach private music lessons.  I am especially adept working with students interested in video game music and digital audio music.  Feel free to send me a... 
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