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The Teaching of Instrumental Music

Richard J. Colwell

The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Sixth Edition introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. It focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music, with the pervasive philosophy to assist teachers as they develop an instrumental music program based on understanding and respecting all types of music.

Parts I and II focus on essential issues for a successful instrumental program, presenting first the history and foundations, followed by effective strategies in administrative tasks and classroom teaching. Parts III, IV, and V are devoted to the skills and techniques of woodwind, brass and percussion, and string instruments. In all, The Teaching of Instrumental Music is the complete reference for the beginning instrumental teacher, commonly retained in a student's professional library for its unique and comprehensive coverage.

This Sixth Edition includes:

-Streamlined language and improved layout throughout, making this edition more concise and accessible to students

-Updated content throughout, including insights from current research for curriculum development, coverage of current law and policy changes that impact the classroom, contemporary motivational strategies, more information on the history of African-American and all-female music ensembles.

-Updated references, photos, lists of artists, and online resources.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Nov 12nd, 2024
  • Pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0006
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032525020
  • Categories: Teaching - Subjects - Arts & HumanitiesArts in EducationInstruction & Study - General

About the Author

Richard J. Colwell is in the Music Educators Hall of Fame and received special citations from the International Society for Music Education, Illinois Music Educators Association, and National Federation of Music Clubs. He founded the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and the Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning.

Michael P. Hewitt is Professor of Music Education at the University of Maryland, and founder and director of the University of Maryland Summer Youth Music Camp. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and was elected to the Editorial Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education.