Written by a past president of Music Educator's National Conference (MENC) and participant in the creation of National Standards, this is the fifth edition of a book that has dominated its specialized market for the past 35 years. It offers practical coverage of all aspects of choral and instrumental music.
Combines lively writing with realistic examples that give the feel of actual teaching, covering the music curriculum, music teaching methods, and planning and assessing music teaching. Chapters on teaching methods deal with topics including the psychology of teaching music, teaching teenage singers, rehearsals, and performance and nonperformance courses. This edition include new advice on teaching in urban schools, and new information on using technology. The author has taught at the secondary school level for 14 years and has directed the graduate music education program at Indiana University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)