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Music Critic Club

Join fellow music enthusiasts to listen to and discuss the greatest albums of all time
Ian Weissman
107 total reviews for this teacher
19 reviews for this class
Completed by 53 learners
year old learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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I have been a NYC public school teacher for 7 years and have taught at both the middle school and high school levels.  I have a BA in History from Pennsylvania State University and a MA in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, as well as a New York State professional teaching certification.  Beyond my teaching credentials, I have an absolute passion for music.  I've always seen music as not only an escape from the realities of daily life, but also as a time capsule that connects us to another time and place.  I hope to share my passion and knowledge with students and build bonds through our share love of some of the greatest music ever made!
Students will be asked to come to the session having listened to at least 3-4 songs off that week's album, however listening to the whole album is preferred.
Each week students will be provided with a short slideshow that introduces them to the album, artist, and provides some context. Students will also receive a link to the album and a curated list of tracks to listen to. I will make every attempt to provide Youtube links to the assigned albums. However, students may also benefit from signing up for a free Spotify account to have easier access to the songs and save their favorites.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Whenever possible I will provide links to the clean versions of albums that contain explicit lyrics.  Some songs may contain references to violence, drugs, sex, or other controversial topics.  When these do arise, they will be treated sensitively and we will discuss why the artist chose these themes in the context of when and why the song was written.  


Ian Weissman
Lives in the United States
Take a Musical Journey Through History!
107 total reviews
80 completed classes

About Me

Hi everyone and welcome to my profile!  I'm incredibly excited for the opportunity to work with you and your students.  I am currently a New York City public school teacher.  Throughout my career, I've taught at both the high school and middle... 
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