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Composed by Miscellaneous. Oxford Music Education. Classroom. Sheet Music. 240 pages. Oxford University Press #9780193359086. Published by Oxford University Press (OU.9780193359086).

Item Number: OU.9780193359086

ISBN 9780193359086. 9 x 6 inches.

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.

About Oxford Music Education

Written by some of the UK's leading names in the field of music education, the Oxford Music Education Series explores the issues at the forefront of current teaching and learning. Designed to help readers reflect on their own practice, the ideas are presented in a thought-provoking and relevant way, drawing on a wealth of real examples and case studies. These books are an essential resource for all instrumental and classroom teachers, researchers and policy-makers.

  • Introduction 
  • Why teach an instrument? 
  • Instrumental teachers 
  • Why take instrumental lessons? 
  • What instrument? 
  • Instrumental lessons, music, and life 
  • The first lesson 
  • Planning a programme of lessons 
  • Practice makes perfect? 
  • Some myths of instrumental learning and teaching 
  • So, why teach an instrument? 
  • Appendix 1 - Nuts and bolts: frequently asked questions 
  • Appendix 2 - How not to teach musically 
  • Index 
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