This paper proposed the need for music teachers to use a variety of teaching techniques in order to reach a mix of learner styles within their classrooms. Current style theories were overviewed, with specific attention to Jung’s theory of psychological type and the impact personality makes on learning style. As well, Dalcroze, Orff Schulwerk, and Kodály music education methodologies were described in light of Jung’s theory of psychological type.
The results of this paper included a checklist for music teachers to use while trying to teach to various learning styles, and a set of nine example lesson plans which demonstrate teaching techniques for various learner types. Teachers reading this paper will gain new terminology to use as they critique the events of their classroom. They will understand why the activities they use in their classroom do or do not work well in consideration of the various learning styles employed by their students.