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Sociology for Music Teachers

Author : Richard Colwell
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For upper level undergraduate and introductory graduate and doctoral courses in music education. Outlining the basic aspects, constructs and concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective, this volume introduces students to the discipline as a tool in understanding their own work. The text shows how certain academics in music, sociology and education have thought about the relationship of music to education, schooling and society and examines the consequences of such thinking for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. School music teaching is imbedded in two major societal traditions: (1) the tradition of music making, listening, and responding; and (2) the tradition of education as a societal mandate. The first tradition holds firmly to music artistry and musicological scholarship, the latter of which includes music sociology. The second tradition, that of education as a field of study, relies mostly on pedagogical principles rooted equally in psychology and sociology. Hildegard Froehlich bases the book upon the premise that a music teacher's work is equally shaped by both traditions. The more music teachers become aware of how societal structures shape their own lives as well as the lives of their students, colleagues, and superiors; the more "reality-based" their teaching will become. Society is a composite of communities in which different social classes, groups, and reference groups co-exist-to varying degrees of compatibility due to real or perceived differences in norms and values as well as hierarchies of power. Informed or intuitive choices made by an individual indicate allegiances to particular groups, how those groups are structured hierarchically; and where and how each individual fits into those hierarchies. This is true for the music world as it is true for the world of education.

Secrets of a Mad Music Teacher

Author : Bruce James
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Synopsis I sat quietly, listening as the teacher and student in the room next to mine discussed base-ball during their entire lesson. When I asked the teacher, How his lesson went, he replied "Yeah, you can kill a half hour with anything". Children are sometimes denied a good education in our public schools, but when a parent pays $40 an hour for their child to learn guitar, their child should learn guitar. Over the years as a private music teacher, I've been blessed with some of the best students, those who know the meaning of hard work, and are not afraid to work hard to learn something. Unfortunately, my worst students often made it difficult to spend quality time with the ones who deserve the best. If you're a music teacher, you know how frustrating a student that doesn't ever practice can be. You also know how peer pressure can lead kids into a life of drugs, corruption, and even death. So many outside influences, even competitions designed to take a child's money leaving them feeling worthless and without hope for their future. Tragically, one of my favorite students was driven to murder his own grandmother in cold blood, and then set out on a shooting spree through town. Sometimes I think I've seen it all, and all my stories are true. Doctors, Lawyers, business owners, and even music teachers can be so heartless, and I'm stuck in the middle teaching them all. Their names have been left out, and only they know who they are. This book wasn't meant to cut any of my students down, it was meant to be a book about my stories as a music / guitar teacher. If it seems that I have become mad, and frustrated with my world as a private instructor, don't worry about it. It will continue to be our secrets of a mad music teacher. Bruce James

Music Education in Your Hands

Author : Michael L. Mark
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Designed for Introduction to Music Education courses, this textbook provides an overview of the music education system , illuminating the many topics that music educators need to know, including technology, teaching methods, curricular evolution, legislation, and a range of societal needs from cultural diversity to evolving tastes in music. It encompasses a broad picture of the profession, and how the future of music education rests in the hands of today’s student teachers as they learn how to become advocates for music in our schools.

Teaching Music in American Society

Author : Steven N. Kelly
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Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher characteristics. New topics in the second edition include the impact of Race to the Top, social justice, bullying, alternative schools, the influence of Common Core Standards, and the effects of teacher and school assessments. All topics and material are research-based to provide a foundation and current perspective on each issue.

Sociology for Music Teachers

Author : Hildegard Froehlich
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Sociology for Music Teachers: Practical Applications, Second Edition, outlines the basic concepts relevant to understanding music teaching and learning from a sociological perspective. It demonstrates the relationship of music to education, schooling and society, and examines the consequences for making instructional choices in teaching methods and repertoire selection. The authors look at major theories, and concepts relevant to music education, texts in the sociology of music, and thoughts of selected ethnomusicologists and sociologists. The new edition takes a more global approach than was the case in the first edition and includes the application of sociological theory to contexts beyond the classroom. The Second Edition: Presents major theories in ethnomusicology, both traditional and contemporary. Takes a global approach by presenting a variety of teaching practices beyond those found in the United States. Emphasizes music education in a traditional classroom setting, but also applies specific constructs to studio teaching situations in conservatories (with private lessons) and community music. Provides recommendations for teaching practices by addressing popular music in school music curricula, suggests inclusionary projects that explore musical styles and repertoire of the past and present, and connects school to community music practices of varying kinds. Contains an increased number of suggestions for projects and discussions among the students using the book.

The Music Teacher s Later Years

Author : Elizabeth Peterson
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(Meredith Music Resource). This book contains interviews with twenty late-career or retired music educators who established notable and distinguished school programs. Included are the most significant changes that occurred during their professional careers and, advice and words of wisdom dealing with literature selection, curriculum, classroom management, relationships with parents and guardians and overall program development.

Music Teachers Values and Beliefs

Author : Rachael Dwyer
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In Music Teachers' Values and Beliefs, Dwyer investigates the relationships between teachers, learners and music in music classrooms. Using Bourdieu's concepts of habitus and doxa as an interpretive lens, the book explores the values and beliefs of four music teachers, depicted in richly detailed narratives. The narratives are contextualised through the examination of traditions of music and contemporary approaches. In the past, music education has been shaped by elitist tendencies regarding the types of music worthy of study, the ways in which music should be learnt, and the purpose of such learning. Contemporary approaches to music education have enacted significant change in some regions and systems, while others have been slower to leave behind deeply entrenched values, beliefs and practices. These approaches have been blamed for low rates of participation and engagement in school music education, despite the fact that the majority of young people listen to and enjoy music outside of school. This innovative book provides music education researchers and practitioners with a new understanding of the impact of teachers' personal values, beliefs and experiences of music and music education on classroom practice, and the impact this has on students' experiences of music education.

Musical Development and Learning

Author : David J. Hargreaves
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How do children learn--or learn about--music? How do national cultures and education systems affect children's musical learning?Combining information, analysis and evaluation from fifteen countries, Musical Development and Learning answers these questions. This unique survey, written by an international team of experts, not only provides a global perspective on musical education and development but also a comparative framework designed to enable teachers, parents and researchers to learn from practice and policy in other countries.

Lessons From the Music Room

Author : Cheryl Baker
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Finally, a “how to” book for music teachers New to teaching music and struggling to get your room set up? Frustrated after a year of trial and error? Starting to burn out and need some new ideas to infuse excitement into your programs? Look no further! Help is on the way! Did you know that 3 out of 5 teachers quit during their first five years of teaching? Why? They feel disconnected and under-supported. Lessons from the Music Room provides both support AND connection for the new (and veteran) music teacher. Discover the secrets to teaching music that your professors left out! It’s like you are sitting down with your mentor teacher sharing time saving tips and useful ideas. An incredibly valuable resource for all music teachers! In this book you will: • Discover practical tips on everything from the first day to the end-of-year performance • Find insightful ideas for planning your lessons • Read to Inspiring stories to assist in overcoming behavior issues • Gain sage advice on working with administration and colleagues • Find loads of downloadable forms for nearly every situation • Learn to reduce stress and have more fun • Unlock the secrets to becoming a super-star teacher! Even if you’ve been teaching for a while, there are strategies for the experienced teacher that will transform your music program at your school! The students will love you! Your administrator will beam! Your parents will give you rave reviews! With 28 years of classroom tested experience, these gems of advice and proven strategies, will prepare you to hit the ground running on the first day of school.

Analyzing Influences

Author : Mark Robin Campbell
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Editorial Board: Deborah Blair VanderLinde, Oakland University. William Bauer, University of Florida. Lisa R. Hunter, The State University of New York at Fredonia. Ronald Kos, Boston University. Joshua A. Russell, The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Peter Whiteman, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University. Analyzing Influences: Research on Decision Making and the Music Education Curriculum examines influences on research in music teacher preparation, practices, and policies. These influences include administrators’ perspectives, preservice music educators’ beliefs, and in-service teachers’ practices. Invited essays offer insights into past and present trends in music teacher preparation. This collection of studies represents best thinking in the field and serves as an impetus for further research and action. Each author’s analysis on the influences affecting their specific areas provides insights into key issues affecting decision making processes. This volume is a significant addition to the libraries of Colleges of Education and Schools of Music, as well as an important reference for music scholars and educators, researchers, and graduate students who are concerned with advancing both the scope and quality of research in the study of music teaching and learning.