Teaching for musical understanding

Teaching for musical understanding. Edited by Jackie Wiggins Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001.

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Title Teaching for musical understanding
Place of Publication Boston
Publisher McGraw Hill
Publication year 2001
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status
ISBN 0072307838
Language eng
Editor Jackie Wiggins
Total number of pages 308
Subjects 410101 Music
339900 Other Education
Formatted Abstract/Summary


Teaching music is both exciting and challenging. Whether you are a music teacher or learning to become one, you have probably chosen this path because of the powerful role music has played in your own life. You are probably quite eager to share what you know and understand about music with others. As you travel along the path of your own professional development toward this goal, it is important to understand that what you choose to teach and the ways in which you choose to teach it will make all the difference in your success with your students. Your capacity to be an effective music teacher is directly related to the extent of your own understanding of music and of the ways in which people learn music.

If you are a student, your personal understanding of music will be nurtured through other experiences in your professional education. However, learning to teach music will help you consider music from a slightly different point of view, which will also enhance your personal understanding of music. The main goal of a music methods course is to help a prospective teacher learn about the ways in which people come to understand music and to provide strategies for and ways of thinking about instruction that will empower that individual to be the best possible music teacher. Your experience with this book will serve as a starting point for this process.

Once you become a music teacher, your students ' capacity for developing musical understanding is directly influenced by your own understanding of teaching processes and of music. Teaching for Musical Understanding is designed to promote your personal professional growth as a music teacher by providing opportunities for you to develop your own understanding of the ways in which people learn and the ways in which people learn music, in particular.

Keyword Music -- Instruction and study
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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