The Teaching of Instrumental Music

The Teaching of Instrumental Music

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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.

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This text integrates the pedagogy of performance skill with the use of the particular instruments in an ensemble. It also analyzes the elements of teaching competence, both content and pedagogical. It addresses the challenges of motivating students, relating to colleagues and the administration, managing an instrument program, and accountability. Colwell is affiliated with the New England Conservatory, Boston. Goolsby teaches at the University of Victoria. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2002]
Edition: Third edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780130206893
Branch Call Number: 784.07 COLWE
Characteristics: xvi, 464 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Goolsby, Thomas 1953-


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