Strategies for Teaching Strings

Author: Donald L. Hamann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199857227
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Strategies for Teaching Strings: Building a Successful String and Orchestra Program, Second Edition, is an essential guide for prospective, novice, and experienced string teachers alike. Now featuring an integrated DVD, this comprehensive text provides all the information necessary to develop and manage a successful school-based program. Based on the national standards for teaching strings and orchestra, the text covers performance objectives, strategies for teaching technical and performance skills, and solutions to common playing problems for elementary, middle, and high school skill levels. It also offers rehearsal strategies to develop large-group ensemble techniques, practical approaches to teaching improvisation, and advice on how to increase student recruitment and retention. What's new in the third edition? * An expanded section on string instrument parts and equipment * More solutions for common playing issues * Bonus strategies for teaching shifting and vibrato at all levels of instruction * Updated information on national standards * A new section devoted to non-string players teaching strings * Additional suggested further resources, both print and online * Links to best-selling full and string orchestra works from J. W. Pepper, for students at all levels

Strategies for Teaching Strings

Author: Donald L. Hamann
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195148879
Format: PDF
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Strategies for Teaching Strings is an essential guide for prospective, novice, and experienced string teachers. Acclaimed instructors Donald L. Hamann and Robert Gillespie share their years of experience, providing readers with all the information and skills necessary to teach string instruments in schools and to develop a successful school orchestra program. Based on national standards for teaching strings and orchestra, the text begins by introducing the string instrument family and presenting an overview of the school orchestra program. Subsequent chapters--divided into three levels of string competency corresponding to elementary, middle, and high school skills--cover performance goals and objectives, strategies for teaching technical and performance skills, and solutions to common playing problems for each ability level. Rehearsal planning and preparation, rehearsal techniques, practical approaches to teaching improvisation, student recruitment and retention, and choosing literature for the school orchestra are also covered. The book is enhanced by illustrations and photographs that demonstrate correct playing techniques and fingering positions. An appendix includes information about special pedagogical approaches and professional string associations. A full listing of the national content standards established by the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) appears in Chapter 6.

On Staff

Author: Dr. Donald L. Hamann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199947031
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A practical guide to starting a successful career in a music department in higher education, this book thoroughly details the application, interview, and negotiation processes. It offers a wealth of practical information on getting a post, your first days in the post, acquiring tenure and promotion, working with colleagues and administration, beginning your career, and learning about yourself in the higher education setting. This book will show you how to: --Organize your professional experiences in an eye-appealing and easily read CV --Develop attention catching cover letters that avoid common pitfalls and instead create positive, lasting impressions --Create meaningful teaching philosophies and research statements --Acquire effective interview techniques by becoming aware of frequently asked interview questions, the nuances of interview apparel, dining etiquette, and recognizing what committees and administrators are looking for in a candidate --Negotiate job offers effectively And once you get that position, this book will show you how to keep it, to get tenure and promotion, and to be successful in your chosen higher education institution. Visit the comprehensive companion website at www.oup.com/us/onstaff

Tools for Powerful Student Evaluation

Author: Susan R. Farrell
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780969898207
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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(Meredith Music Resource). A practical source of authentic assessment strategies for music educators. Includes over 70 pages of tasks and charts for assessing the learning process as well as the product.

Becoming a Music Teacher

Author: Shelly Cooper
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190245085
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New music teachers often struggle to find a way to connect the content learned in college classes with the content that will be taught in the classroom, since the nature of their work demands a high level of both musical and educational ability, while also the skills to switch from tuning an orchestra to leading a marching band or practicing voice parts with a chorus. Becoming a Music Teacher: Student to Practitioner focuses on making the connections between the college music classroom and public school music classroom transparent, visible, and relevant. Award-winning music educators Donald L. Hamann and Shelly Cooper have created a versatile text for music teacher education, and one that will provide a significant resource for music education students across the US. Based around an innovative organization and approach, Becoming a Music Teacher is made up of 40 short modules that focus on increasing a teacher's comfort and confidence level when instructing or leading groups. Each module is broken down into four individual components that demonstrate real life transfers from classes to classroom through the components of Personal Awareness, Personal Musicianship, Pre-Conducting, and Professional Knowledge. The Personal Awareness component gives a lesson on good teaching skills by focusing on body awareness, body language, and communication styles rather than abstract theories of education. Personal Musicianship provides a guided learning approach to teaching sight-singing and opportunities to create both vocal and instrumental accompaniments with the songs that are included in the modules. Pre-conducting discusses ways in which certain gestures or concepts could be used in rehearsing a school ensemble through the development of hand/arm independence, posture, and gestures. Professional knowledge links the module to the real world and places it in the context of the workplace, offering advice on how to work with other teachers and administrators, and includes characteristics of successful teachers, the role of schools in contemporary society, and diverse learners. When taken together, these components help the student develop a genuinely rounded skill set for the classroom. The lessons are activity-based and interactive, allowing readers to experiment, communicate, and provide feedback. The modules are also flexible and have been designed to be easily integrated into a music education classroom and applied to specific age groups, includingadult learners, a demographic many music education students encounter but one rarely discussed in music education classrooms. Each module stands alone, allowing instructors to customize their lesson plans by selecting or highlighting the modules most relevant to their class. This text also includes exercises that promote reflection on professionalism, collegiality, and legal factors that affect both students and teachers, not found in most education texts.

Teaching Stringed Instruments in Classes

Author: Elizabeth A. H. Green
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780899175072
Format: PDF, ePub
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The perfect gift for the first year teacher! A detailed step-by-step guide to classroom teaching from one of the foremost pedagogues of the twentieth century. Green outlines instruction from the first lesson on through teaching music reading, left hand development, and vibrato. This book is a must for all beginning classroom teachers. 105 pages.

Teaching Strings

Author: Robert H. Klotman
Publisher: Schirmer G Books
ISBN: 9780028645797
Format: PDF, ePub
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This clear, effective text provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching methodology and performance techniques. It presents all the concepts and skills a teacher needs to successfully organize and teach string class. Written in a concise, assessable format, and richly illustrated with photographs, musical examples, diagrams, and exercises, this text combines conceptual understanding with practical applications.

ASTA String Curriculum

Author: Stephen John Benham
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780615439013
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive K-12 string program curriculum is the first of its kind. A clear and concise scope-and-sequence makes this curriculum easy to use; more than 200 specific learning tasks make this curriculum comprehensive. Based on the outstanding teaching traditions in the field and the contributions of many earlier authors, educators, and researchers, this curriculum contains useful and practical information for string teachers from every level of experience.