"Teaching Music to Students with Autism is a comprehensive practical guide for music educators who work with students with autism. Authors and veteran music educators Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan offer an approach centered in inclusion designed for music educators, music teacher educators, and all those who have an interest in the education of students with autism. In this second edition, the authors offer fully up-to-date information on the diagnosis of autism, advocating for students and music programs, and creating and maintaining a team-approach when working with colleagues. A significant portion of the book is focused on understanding the communication, cognition, behavior, sensory, and socialization challenges inherent in students with autism and ways to structure classroom experiences and learning opportunities for all students. A chapter of classroom snapshots (vignettes) written by teachers in the field of music education provides additional opportunities to transfer information to 'real life' situations. Finally, the book offers a chapter of print and web resources for further study." publisher
"Teachers have often felt unnecessarily apprehensive about teaching without music without being gifted musicians themselves.Music 7-11 dispels the myth that to teach music effectively a teacher has to "be musical" and provides teachers with the opportunity of developing both the basic subject knowledge and the confidence needed to deliver enjoyable and valuable music lessons. It does this by encouraging practical engagement with the subject through making and listening to music, reflecting on experiences and sharing views." publisher
"This new edition has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent changes to the curriculum. With a focus on evidence-based practice, this book aims to develop open and reflective practitioners who will critically examine their own and others' ideas about music education and the way in which children learn music. Providing an overview of contemporary issues in music teaching and learning from a range of perspectives, the book centres on teaching music musically, and enables the reader to: place music education in its historical and social context consider the nature of musical knowledge and how pupils learn musically. critically analyse the statutory framework within which music teachers work develop an understanding of the three key areas of composing, performing and appraising as well as issues such as creativity, individual needs and assessment examine aspects of music beyond the classroom and how effective links can be made between curriculum music and music outside of school. Including tasks, activities and reflections to help student-teachers to integrate the theory and practice of music education, this book will provide support, guidance, ideas and challenges for beginner teachers, and will be useful for mentors in schools and teacher educators." publisher
An Attitude and Approach for Teaching Music to Special Learners is a valuable reference guide and text for music teachers who instruct students with special needs. Based on years of practical teaching experience, Sobol begins with the basics of classroom setup and management and moves on to musical literacy, the National Standards for Music Education, special education law, and teaching critical thinking skills. Throughout her book, Sobol consistently promotes the role of the teacher in reinforcing and building each student's inner confidence. Focusing on teaching students with moderate to severe learning, social, emotional, psychological, physical, intellectual, and language impairments, Sobol provides instructional strategies tailored to various disabilities and disorders. An extensive list of categories of disabilities is also included. The colors of the well-known stoplight-red, green, and yellow-are used to help students understand the foundations of harmony and differences in pitch, learn rhythmic notation, and link to concepts in other disciplines and to help teachers with classroom management. Color illustrations on the accompanying CD provide materials for use in the classroom. Sobol also provides a six-part sample lesson plan based on mediated learning techniques and a curriculum project designed to teach critical thinking skills. Throughout, Sobol's positive attitude infuses the book with possibilities. Her desire to provide a happy place in music where students feel safe is infectious. Her approach is an inspiration for all teachers: "Inside each and every child is a perfect human soul with unlimited potential locked up needing to be set free to find his or her ultimate power of expression."
Preface Acknowledgments PART I. The Philosophical Debate 1. The Difficult Question of MulticulturalismPART II. The Historical Perspective 2. Prelude to the Twentieth Centruy3. The First Steps: 1900-19284. The International Movement: 1929-19535. Pivotal Changes: 1954-19676. Multicultural Awareness: 1968-19907. Since 19908. Interlude: The End of the Beginning9. Multiculturalism in International Music EducationPART III. Implications for Music Education 10. Music Teacher Education11. Materials and Methodologies12. Final Considerations: Problems and PossibilitiesCodaAppendicesA: GlossaryB: Recommendations of the Seventh International ConferenceC: The Tanglewood DeclarationD: Symposium Resolution for Future Directions and ActionsNotesIndex
"Designed for both the practicing choral director and the choral methods student, this is a compact and comprehensive overview of the many teaching methods, strategies, materials, and assessments available for choral sight-singing instruction. Sight-singing is an important, if sometimes neglected, facet of choral music education that often inspires fear and uncertainty in student and teacher alike. Written in an accessible style, this book takes the mystery out of teaching music reading. Topics covered include the history of sight-singing pedagogy and research, prominent methods and materials, and practical strategies for teaching and assessment. This is the only book to provide such a wealth of information under one cover and will become an essential part of every choral conductor's library." publisher
Consider the status of music education as you read Music Education at a Crossroads, a collection of addresses from the Centennial Congress of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Noted leaders in music education--including Paul Lehman, Bennett Reimer, Samuel Hope, and Michael Mark--joined Brenda Welburn and Anne Bryant in addressing the challenges and opportunities faced by music educators today. The Centennial Congress renewed a shared professional commitment to a comprehensive music education for all students and discussed the impediments to the vision of the Centennial Declaration: 'It is the right of every child to receive a balanced, comprehensive, sequential music education taught by qualified music teachers.'
"Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, Sixth Edition, presents an extensive history of electronic music--from its historical beginnings in the late nineteenth century to its everchanging present--recounting the musical ideas that arose in parallel with technological progress. In four parts, the author details the fundamentals of electronic music, its history, the major synthesizer innovators, and contemporary practices. This examination of the music's experimental roots covers the key composers, genres, and techniques used in analog and digital synthesis, including both art and popular music, Western and non-Western. New to this edition: A reorganized and revised chapter structure places technological advances within a historical framework. Shorter chapters offer greater modularity and flexibility for instructors. Discussions on the elements of sound, listening to electronic music, electronic music in the mainstream, Eurorack, and more. An appendix of historically important electronic music studios around the globe. Listening Guides throughout the book provide step-by-step annotations of key musical works, focusing the development of student listening skills. Featuring extensive revisions and expanded coverage, this sixth edition of Electronic and Experimental Music represents an comprehensive accounting of the technology, musical styles, and figures associated with electronic music, highlighting the music's deep cultural impact." publisher
Winner of the TCK Publishing Reader's Choice Award 2018 for Best Advice Book Music Teachers, you cannot afford to pass this up. This book will guide you through the tried-and-true best practices for starting a rock band at your school from the first audition to the final concert and give you the practical skills you will need to become a successful rock coach. From the basics of playing each rock band instrument, to how rock music is traditionally learned and transmitted, to the step-by-step process of forming a classroom or extracurricular rock ensemble, this book has it all. Learning how to coach a rock band can take years of trial and error but this book helps you bypass that step and get right to being the best rock coach you can be. You don't need to be a rock star to be a great rock coach If you are new to teaching rock music or if you have lots of experience but are unsure as to where to go next, this book is for you. Rock Coach is a government-approved resource for teachers in the following Canadian Provinces and Territories: New BrunswickNova ScotiaYukonPrince Edward IslandOthers This book is used as course material in a number of Music Education programs around North America including the University of Southern California. Scroll up and order your copy today
Sometimes saying goodbye is not the end, but the beginning of a new chapter. When you meet the one who bears the other half of your soul, death is but a mere obstacle.When twenty-eight year old Genevieve DuSoir meets Kalem, her terminal patient, she couldn't predict that she would fall for him. It was against every rule she had ever been taught to fall in love with a patient, much less a patient that was dying. However, love holds no bounds when two people are predestined to meet. In the blink of an eye, the lines between life and death begin to blur. Unaware of her new gift of light that she mysteriously inherits, people begin to miraculously heal around her. However, bearing the gift of light does not go unnoticed. A dark order of soul-eaters called Seekers, whose mission is to consume souls to achieve world domination, has been after Genevieve since the day she was born. Follow Genevieve on her journey to fulfill an ancient prophecy of lightness, while entangled in a sudden and intense romance with the one man she was forbidden to fall in love with.
Community Music Today highlights community music workers who constantly improvise and reinvent to lead through music and other expressive media. It answers the perennial question "What is community music?" through a broad, international palette of contextual shades, hues, tones, and colors. With over fifty musician/educators participating, the book explores community music in global contexts, interconnections, and marginalized communities, as well as artistry and social justice in performing ensembles. This book is both a response to and a testimony of what music is and can do, music's place in people's lives, and the many ways it unites and marks communities. As documented in case studies, community music workers may be musicians, teachers, researchers, and activists, responding to the particular situations in which they find themselves. Their voices are the threads of the multifaceted tapestry of musical practices at play in formal, informal, nonformal, incidental, and accidental happenings of community music.
Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom. The Second Edition: Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary. Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States. Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music. Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds. Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.
Musician-Teacher Collaborations: Altering the Chord explores the dynamics between musicians and teachers within educational settings, illustrating how new musical worlds are discovered and accessed through music-in-education initiatives. An international array of scholars from ten countries present leading debates and issues#65533;both theoretical and empirical#65533;in order to identify and expand upon key questions: How are visiting musicians perceived by various stakeholders? What opportunities and challenges do musicians bring to educational spaces? Why are such initiatives often seen as "saving" children, music, and education? The text is organized into three parts: Critical Insights presents new theoretical frameworks and concepts, providing alternative perspectives on musician-teacher collaboration. Crossing Boundaries addresses the challenges faced by visiting musicians and teaching artists in educational contexts while discussing the contributions of such music-in-education initiatives. Working Towards Partnership tackles some dominant narratives and perspectives in the field through a series of empirically-based chapters discussing musician-teacher collaboration as a field of tension. In twenty chapters, Musician-Teacher Collaborations offers critical insights into the pedagogical role music plays within educational frameworks. The geographical diversity of its contributors ensures varied and context-specific arguments while also speaking to the larger issues at play. When musicians and teachers collaborate, one is in the space of the other and vice versa. Musician-Teacher Collaborations analyzes the complex ways in which these spaces are inevitably altered.
Noted music educator Bennett Reimer has selected 24 of his previously published articles from a variety of professional journals spanning the past 50 years. During that time, he's tackled: -generating core values for the field of music education; -the core in larger societal and educational contexts; -what to teach and how to teach it effectively; -how we need to educate our teachers; -the role of research in our profession; and -how to improve our future status.
This book provides personalized case studies of music programs that are engaging in alternative approaches. The diversity of these real-world case studies will inspire questioning and curiosity, stimulate lively discussion and innovation, and provide much food for thought.