Introduction to Effective Music Teaching provides the prospective teacher with front-line tested strategies and approaches that are based on current research and the author's experience. With an open and accessible writing style, Townsend reviews the components of effective teaching and guides the reader in constructing a personal, practical philosophy of music teaching and learning.
Alfred S. Townsend is associate professor of music at Old Dominion University, where he holds the F. Ludwig Diehn Endowed Chair in Instrumental Music Education, and where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and research. His articles have appeared in the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, Choral Journal, National Band Association Journal, The Instrumentalist, and Il Saggiatore Musicale. Over the course of many years, he has served as a public school district music administrator and teacher, university professor, and ensemble director.
Foreword by Roger P. Phelps, professor emeritus, New York University Introduction Chapter 1: The Historical and Research Context of Effective Music Teaching Chapter 2: Artistry in Effective Teaching: Command of Content and Mastery of Methods Chapter 3: Effective Instruction Chapter 4: The Critical Element: Teacher Attitude Chapter 5: Effective Communication and Six Components of Effective Teaching: Artistry and Attitude Together Chapter 6: Effective Leadership Chapter 7: Forming Your Personal Philosophy of Music Education: What Do You Believe is Important in Teaching and Learning Music? Chapter 8: Case Studies: Artistry and Attitude in Action Chapter 9: Administering Your Program: Nuts and Bolts Chapter 10: Summary Notes Index