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Instrumental Teaching

Mills, Janet

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ISBN 10: 0193359081 / ISBN 13: 9780193359086
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2008. Paperback. This thought-provoking and entertaining book draws on the findings of research and on the author's wealth of experience to encourage teachers to build upon the strengths of current practice. Suitable for a wide readership, it will challenge and inspire anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming, an instrumental teacher. Series: Oxford Music Education. Num Pages: 240 pages, figures and tables. BIC Classification: AVR; AVS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 233 x 156 x 15. Weight in Grams: 372. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780193359086

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What are instrumental lessons for? And why do so many students want to 'give up' when they have only just begun? These are just some of the questions examined in this thought-provoking and entertaining book, which draws on research and on the author's wealth of experience to encourage teachers to build upon the strengths of current practice. Instrumental Teaching is for both those who have been teaching for many years and those who are starting out. It focuses on learning by young people but also ranges more widely, and it relates to all teachers, wherever they teach. Janet Mills asks probing questions such as 'why teach?' - and 'why learn?' - and provides practical advice on subjects including 'the first lesson'. She addresses the thorny issue of practice, and explores myths such as the notion that some instruments require particular physical or personal attributes. This book will challenge and inspire anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming, an instrumental teacher.

About the Author: Dr Janet Mills began her career teaching music (and mathematics) in a comprehensive school in West Yorkshire. She soon found herself teaching violin and viola to groups of students at lunchtimes, and 'privately' during the evenings. Subsequently, she was a teacher educator at Westminster College in Oxford and the University of Exeter. Her work as an HM Inspector of Schools included observation of more than 1000 instrumental lessons and the development and implementation - with instrumental teachers - of the first national system for inspecting Local Authority Instrumental Music Services. Along the way, she learnt violin and singing, and taught herself to play several other instruments. Janet Mills is a Research Fellow at the Royal College of Music in London and in 2004 won a National Teaching Fellowship. She is author of Music in the School (2005), Music in the Primary School (1991), and many articles in books, magazines, and research journals.

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Title: Instrumental Teaching

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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