The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Fifth 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.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
"The Teaching of Instrumental Music has remained the most important textbook in my library. It is thorough, contemporary, and has relevance to instrumental music educators at any level of experience. The fifth edition of this cornerstone book reflects an evolving profession."
—Eric Rombach-Kendall, Director of Bands, University of New Mexico
"This MUST be the ‘go-to’ book for instrumental music education. With this edition, we see the intersection of solid music education philosophy and superb practical pedagogy, presented by three undisputed masters in the field. I offer my highest endorsement of this classic resource."
—Stephen Peterson, Director of Bands, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"The Teaching of Instrumental Music, Fifth Edition is a must own for every instrumental teacher, especially new teachers."
—John R. Locke, Director of Bands, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Table of Contents
Part I – The Foundations
Part II – The Ensembles and Classroom Teaching
Part III– The Woodwind Instruments
Part IV – The Brass and Percussion Instruments
Part V – The String Instruments