Intelligent Music Teaching Book

Intelligent Music Teaching


  • Author : Robert A. Duke
  • Publisher : Ingram
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 0977113906

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Intelligent Music Teaching Excerpt :

In this collection of essays, the author describes fundamental principles of human learning in the context of teaching music. Written in a conversational style, the individual essays outline the elements of intelligent, creative teaching. Duke effectively explains how teachers can meet the needs of individual students from a wide range of abilities by understanding more deeply how people learn. Teachers and interested parents alike will benefit from this informative book.

Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher Book

Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher


  • Author : Colleen Marie Conway
  • Publisher : GIA Publications
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 157999525X

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Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher Excerpt :

This practical and essential resource guides preservice and beginning music teachers through the most difficult years of music teaching. Part One assists undergraduate music education students in navigating early observations; Part Two offers advice for music student teachers; and Part Three is an invaluable reference for the beginning music teacher. Nineteen real-life stories are interspersed throughout Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher, and most include questions for discussion developed by the story authors. -- Publisher

Just Good Teaching Book

Just Good Teaching


  • Author : Laura Sindberg
  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610483391

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Just Good Teaching Excerpt :

The Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance (CMP) model will help you plan instruction for school ensembles that promotes a holistic form of music learning and will allow you to use your creativity, passion, and vision.

Practical Piano Pedagogy Book
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Practical Piano Pedagogy


  • Author : Martha Baker-Jordan
  • Publisher : Alfred Music Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 0757922201

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Practical Piano Pedagogy Excerpt :

Accompanying CD-ROM contains forms from the text.

Instrumental Music Education Book

Instrumental Music Education


  • Author : Evan Feldman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-12-21
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317415060

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Instrumental Music Education Excerpt :

Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony, 2nd Edition is intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. This textbook presents a research-based look at the topics vital to running a successful instrumental music program, while balancing musical, theoretical, and practical approaches. A central theme is the compelling parallel between language and music, including "sound-to-symbol" pedagogies. Understanding this connection improves the teaching of melody, rhythm, composition, and improvisation. The companion website contains over 120 pedagogy videos for wind, string, and percussion instruments, performed by professional players and teachers, over 50 rehearsal videos, rhythm flashcards, and two additional chapters, "The Rehearsal Toolkit," and "Job Search and Interview." It also includes over 50 tracks of acoustically pure drones and demonstration exercises for use in rehearsals, sectionals and lessons. New to this edition: • Alternative, non-traditional ensembles: How to offer culturally relevant opportunities for more students, including mariachi, African drumming, and steel pans. • More learning and assessment strategies • The science of learning and practicing: How the brain acquires information • The philosophies of Orff and El Sistema, along with the existing ones on Kodály, Suzuki, and Gordon. • The Double Pyramid of Balance: Francis McBeth’s classic system for using good balance to influence tone and pitch. • Updated information about copyright for the digital age Evan Feldman is Conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ari Contzius is the Wind Ensemble Conductor at Washingtonville High School, Washingtonville, NY Mitchell Lutch is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Central College in Pella, Iowa

The Teaching of Instrumental Music Book

The Teaching of Instrumental Music


  • Author : Richard Colwell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 1247
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317350835

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The Teaching of Instrumental Music Excerpt :

This book introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles most commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. This text focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music. The first section of the book focuses on essential issues for a successful instrumental program: objectives, assessment and evaluation, motivation, administrative tasks, and recruiting and scheduling (including block scheduling). The second section devotes a chapter to each wind instrument plus percussion and strings, and includes troubleshooting checklists for each instrument. The third section focuses on rehearsal techniques from the first day through high school.

Teaching Band   Orchestra Book

Teaching Band Orchestra


  • Author : Lynn G. Cooper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 1622771451

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Teaching Band Orchestra Excerpt :

"Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials is a classic in the field of instrumental music education -- the ideal text for college instrumental students and an invaluable reference for practicing teachers. This book covers every critical area in the professional life of band and orchestra teachers at the beginning and secondary levels. Author Lynn G. Cooper shares the experience and knowledge he has gained from more than 40 years of teaching instrumental music and music education ... This Second Edition is significantly expanded and updated, including major new sections on advocacy, technology, and the challenges of teaching middle school students. There are new suggestions for teaching strings, completely new and expanded string and full orchestra literature lists, and more suggestions for the non-string player who is assigned a string class. Also included in this Second Edition are additional student assessment strategies, updated Suggested Band Literature Lists, and more examples of effective warm-up and technique-building literature for rehearsals. Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials also goes into detail about the administrative realities of being a music teacher, from the job search to fundraising to motivating your students. A plethora of forms, sample letters, charts, and lists of suggested literature round out this enlightening text. Sample course syllabi and additional supplemental resources are available online. Teaching Band and Orchestra: Methods and Materials provides instrumental music teachers with the tools necessary to be successful in the classroom or on the podium."--Jacket.

Urban Music Education Book

Urban Music Education


  • Author : Kate Fitzpatrick-Harnish
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 161
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199778577

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Urban Music Education Excerpt :

The prevailing discourse surrounding urban music education suggests the deficit-laden notion that urban school settings are "less than," rather than "different than," their counterparts. Through the lens of contextually-specific teaching, this book provides a counternarrative on urban music education that encourages urban music teachers to focus on the strengths of their students as their primary resource. Through a combination of research-based strategies and practical suggestions from the author's own experience teaching music in urban settings, the book highlights important issues for teachers to consider, such as culturally relevant pedagogy, the "opportunity gap," race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, musical content, curricular change, music program development, student motivation, and strategies for finding inspiration and support. Throughout the book, the stories of five highly successful urban music teachers are highlighted, providing practical, real-world advice for music teachers across the domains of general, choral, band, and string music teaching. Recognizing that the term "urban" can encompass a wide variety of different school and community settings, this book challenges all teachers who work in under-served and under-resourced settings to take a critical look at their own music classroom and work to tailor their pedagogy to meet the particular needs of their students.

The Musician s Way   A Guide to Practice  Performance  and Wellness Book

The Musician s Way A Guide to Practice Performance and Wellness


  • Author : Gerald Klickstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009-08-06
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199711291

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The Musician s Way A Guide to Practice Performance and Wellness Excerpt :

In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

From the Stage to the Studio Book

From the Stage to the Studio


  • Author : Cornelia Watkins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199876556

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From the Stage to the Studio Excerpt :

"The fact is, you will teach." from the Foreword by Stephen Clapp, Dean Emeritus, The Julliard School. Whether serving on the faculty at a university, maintaining a class of private students, or fulfilling an invitation as guest artist in a master class series, virtually all musicians will teach during their careers. From the Stage to the Studio speaks directly to the performing musician, highlighting the significant advantages of becoming distinguished both as a performer and a pedagogue. Drawing on over sixty years of combined experience, authors Cornelia Watkins and Laurie Scott provide the guidance and information necessary for any musician to translate his or her individual approach into productive and rewarding teacher-student interactions. Premised on the synergistic relationship between teaching and performing, this book provides a structure for clarifying the essential elements of musical artistry, and connects them to such tangible situations as setting up a studio, teaching a master class, interviewing for a job, judging competitions, and recruiting students. From the Stage to the Studio serves as an essential resource for university studio faculty, music pedagogy teachers, college music majors, and professionals looking to add effective teaching to their artistic repertoire.

How Learning Works Book
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How Learning Works


  • Author : Susan A. Ambrose
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0470617608

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How Learning Works Excerpt :

Praise for How Learning Works "How Learning Works is the perfect title for this excellent book. Drawing upon new research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, the authors have demystified a complex topic into clear explanations of seven powerful learning principles. Full of great ideas and practical suggestions, all based on solid research evidence, this book is essential reading for instructors at all levels who wish to improve their students' learning." —Barbara Gross Davis, assistant vice chancellor for educational development, University of California, Berkeley, and author, Tools for Teaching "This book is a must-read for every instructor, new or experienced. Although I have been teaching for almost thirty years, as I read this book I found myself resonating with many of its ideas, and I discovered new ways of thinking about teaching." —Eugenia T. Paulus, professor of chemistry, North Hennepin Community College, and 2008 U.S. Community Colleges Professor of the Year from The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education "Thank you Carnegie Mellon for making accessible what has previously been inaccessible to those of us who are not learning scientists. Your focus on the essence of learning combined with concrete examples of the daily challenges of teaching and clear tactical strategies for faculty to consider is a welcome work. I will recommend this book to all my colleagues." —Catherine M. Casserly, senior partner, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "As you read about each of the seven basic learning principles in this book, you will find advice that is grounded in learning theory, based on research evidence, relevant to college teaching, and easy to understand. The authors have extensive knowledge and experience in applying the science of learning to college teaching, and they graciously share it with you in this organized and readable book." —From the Forew

Millionaire Teacher Book

Millionaire Teacher


  • Author : Andrew Hallam
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781119356295

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Millionaire Teacher Excerpt :

Adopt the investment strategy that turned a school teacher into a millionaire Millionaire Teacher shows you how to achieve financial independence through smart investing — without being a financial wizard. Author Andrew Hallam was a high school English teacher. He became a debt-free millionaire by following a few simple rules. In this book, he teaches you the financial fundamentals you need to follow in his tracks. You can spend just an hour per year on your investments, never think about the stock market's direction — and still beat most professional investors. It's not about get-rich-quick schemes or trendy investment products peddled by an ever-widening, self-serving industry; it's about your money and your future. This new second edition features updated discussion on passive investing, studies on dollar cost averaging versus lump sum investing, and a detailed segment on RoboAdvisors for Americans, Canadians, Australians, Singaporeans and British investors. Financial literacy is rarely taught in schools. Were you shortchanged by your education system? This book is your solution, teaching you the ABCs of finance to help you build wealth. Gain the financial literacy to make smart investment decisions Learn why you should invest in index funds Find out how to find the right kind of financial advisor Avoid scams and flash-in-the-pan trends Millionaire Teacher shows how to build a strong financial future today.

Teaching Music in American Society Book

Teaching Music in American Society


  • Author : Steven N. Kelly
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317414988

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Teaching Music in American Society Excerpt :

Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher characteristics. New topics in the second edition include the impact of Race to the Top, social justice, bullying, alternative schools, the influence of Common Core Standards, and the effects of teacher and school assessments. All topics and material are research-based to provide a foundation and current perspective on each issue.

Music Assessment for Better Ensembles Book

Music Assessment for Better Ensembles


  • Author : Brian P. Shaw
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-07
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190603175

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Music Assessment for Better Ensembles Excerpt :

Assessment is central to ensemble music. Yet, teachers do not always have the expertise to harness its potential to improve rehearsals and performances, and promote and document student learning. Written specifically for band, choir, and orchestra teachers at all levels, this book contains all of the information necessary to design and use assessment in a thriving music classroom. The first section addresses foundations such as learning targets, metacognition, and growth mindset. Assessment jargon such as formative assessment, summative assessment, Assessment for Learning, self and peer assessment, and authentic assessment is clarified and illustrated with music examples. Readers will learn practical strategies for choosing which concepts to assess, which methods to use, and how to use results to provide accurate and effective feedback to students. The second section brings assessment fundamentals into the music room. Filled with practical advice, each chapter examines a different facet of musicianship. Sample assessments in all performance areas are provided, including music literacy, fundamentals and technique, terminology, interpretation, evaluation and critique, composition and improvisation, beliefs and attitudes, and more. There is an entire chapter devoted to tips for applying assessment and feedback strategies in rehearsals, which can result in a fresh and effective approach to performance preparation. The final section is an examination of grading practices in music classes. Readers will gain information about ensemble grades that communicate what students know and are able to do, rather than whether they remembered their black socks. A variety of approaches, including Standards-Based Grading, are evaluated in light of music teachers' unique situations. The book concludes with ways for music educators to take their first steps toward implementing these strategies in their own teaching, including the use of instructional technology. Assessing like an expert

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs Book

Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs


  • Author : Alice M. Hammel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06-26
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190654719

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Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs Excerpt :

The Second Edition of Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs offers updated accounts of music educators' experiences, featured as vignettes throughout the book. An accompanying Practical Resource includes lesson plans, worksheets, and games for classroom use. As a practical guide and reference manual, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs, Second Edition addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music educators face, including parental involvement, student anxiety, field trips and performances, and assessment strategies. The book concludes with an updated list of resources, building upon the First Edition's recommendations.