Lynn Brinckmeyer draws on a lifetime of arts advocacy to provide answers to the questions so many teachers have but are afraid or simply too busy to ask. This is a simple, hands-on guidebook for
Baton Basics offers a unique approach to teaching conducting based upon the concept of conveying weight, resistance, and energy in order to communicate a better concept of musical sound to the musicians.
Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner focuses on making the connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning
In Chances and Choices, Stephanie Pitts surveys the aims and impact of formative musical experiences, evaluating the extent to which music education of various kinds provides a foundation for lifelong
This pioneering book provides music teachers, parents and early childhood educators a wealth of materials and a clear roadmap for applying Reggio-inspired principles and practices to preschool and early
Looking for some sanity in the midst of all of your chaotic responsibilities? If you are feeling overwhelmed by the logistics of your job, you are in luck - there's an app for that! Actually, a lot of apps.
Drawing on a year of fieldwork in Venezuela and interviews with Venezuelan musicians and cultural figures, Baker examines El Sistema's program of "social action through music," reassessing widespread
This book offers readers in the music education, music therapy, and music in special education communities a new, important, and globally informed resource for effective music pedagogies.
Growing Musicians: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond focuses on teaching adolescents within the context of a music classroom, regardless of content area (orchestra, band, choir, or general
Hear, Listen, Play! is a book for all music teachers who are unfamiliar with, yet curious about the worlds of ear-playing, informal learning, improvisation, and vernacular musics. For decades, or even
This anthology explores the various genres, key composers, and influential works essential to the development of the western choral tradition. Chester L. Alwes divides this exploration into two
Comprehensive history of western choral music from Romanticism through the avant-garde of the late twentieth century. Unique in its detailed analysis and breadth of Western choral music and key composers.
Based on the work of Frederick Matthias Alexander, this book is a thorough and practical approach to the issues of musicians' health and well being. Author Pedro de Alcantara introduces concepts and
Kodaly in the Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six
Includes hard-to-find sheet music of international folk songs. Condenses dozens of classroom activities and lesson plans to a single, easy-to-access volume. Provides tips and advice based on research and
Author Brent Gault approaches listening instruction by actively using other musical behaviors (singing, moving, chanting, creating) and aural, visual, and kinesthetic learning modes. This in turn becomes a
Through clear, step-by-step instructions illustrated with numerous examples of working systems, the book equips you with everything you need to know in order to design and complete meaningful music
This comprehensive book cultivates an active, multisensory learning experience in which students learn collaboratively and by discovery, while encouraging students to improvise and express nuance in forming
Music Across the Senses provides music educators with practical ideas for facilitating student music listening skill development. Written both for in-service and pre-service music educators, the book shows
The Musical Experience discusses how music teachers can most effectively rely on means of musical communication to lead students toward the development and refinement of musical skills, understandings, and
The Musician's Journey escorts musicians, performing artists, music teachers, and advanced music students along the road toward a successful career, offering a vast array of resources to guide them from
A practical guide to starting a successful career in a music department in higher education, this book thoroughly details the application, interview, and negotiation processes. It offers a wealth of
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