An ideal reference for instrumental music teachers. The first section focuses on essential issues for a successful instrumental program: objectives, assessment and evaluation, motivation, administrative tasks, recruiting and scheduling (including block scheduling), and rehearsal techniques from the first day through high school. The second section devotes a chapter to each wind instrument plus percussion and strings, and includes troubleshooting checklists for each instrument. Features photographs, additional musical examples, and troubleshooting checklists for each instrument.
History of Instrumental Music. Objectives. Evaluation. Motivation. Administration. Recruiting and Scheduling. Rehearsal Techniques: Routines and Procedures. Rehearsal Techniques: Concert Preparation. Principles for Strings. An Overview of Wind Instruments. The Flute. The Oboe. The Bassoon. The Clarinet. The Saxophone. Principles for Brass. The Trumpet and Cornet. The Horn. The Trombone. The Tuba and Baritone/Euphonium. Percussion Instruments. String Instruments: Violin/Viola, Cello, Bass.
For instrumental music teachers.