Aspects of Teaching Secondary Music provides a practical illustration of the skills, knowledge and understanding required to teach music in the secondary classroom. Musical concepts and ideas are discussed and a critical examination of key issues is given. This encourages the reader to engage with these thoughts and consider their views and beliefs in terms of how they will influence their potential to teach music in an inspired and effective manner.
Introduction 1. What is Music in the Curriculum? 2. Issues in Planning for Music Teaching and Learning 3. The Music Department 4. Meeting Special Needs in the Music Class 5. Gender Identity, Musical Experience and Schooling 6. How Far do Tests of Musical Ability Shed Light on the Nature of Musical Intelligence? 7. Assessment in Music Education 8. Putting Listening First: A Case of Priorities 9. Developing Vocal Skills in the Secondary Classroom 10. Teaching Composing in Secondary Schools: The Creative Dream 11. Developing Effective Practice Strategies: Case Studies of Three Young Instrumentalists 12. ICT in the Secondary Music Curriculum 13. Designing a Teaching Model for Popular Music 14. Concepts of World Music and their Integration within Western Secondary Music Education 15. Jazz in Schools - A Practical Approach 16. Music Education and GCSE Music 17. Music Education and Research