If you want to improve your professional performance and set yourself apart from your colleagues-in any discipline-these tips are for you. If you desire anything less than achieving the very best, you won't want this book. Rather than addressing research and theory about music education or the 'how-tos' of teaching, these time-honored tips focus on common-sense qualities and standards of performance that are essential for success-everywhere. Whether you're considering a career in music education, entering your first year of teaching, or nearing the end of a distinguished tenure, this advice applies to musicians in any setting. Affirming quality performance for experienced teachers and guiding, nurturing, and supporting the novice, Young outlines what great music teachers do. Easy to read and straightforward, read it from beginning to end or focus on tips of interest. Come back time and again for encouragement, ideas, and affirmation of your choice to teach music.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 372 g
Dimensions: 232 x 154 x 15 mm
The study of music is vital to a well-rounded educational experience. Paul Young's book of practice and ideas will help principals and their music teachers build strong relationships and increase professional learning capacities that lead to high-quality musical experiences for children and youth of all ages. -- Gail Connelly, executive director, National Association of Elementary School Principals
Paul Young was a music teacher and a principal who also served as the president of the National Association of Elementary School Principals. He's experienced the work of both audiences for this book. It's packed with timeless, practical advice that will resonate with all professional musicians whether they teach in a classroom or perform in other venues. -- Sergeant Major Mitchell Spray, US Army