This book encourages music education majors and assists them in embracing the possibilities, pleasures and promises of a life of music teaching. Within a uniquely multi-cultural perspective, this text offers inspiration and ideals to help motivate and sustain the beginning music teacher and to assist the experienced music teacher in recapturing an enthusiasm for a life-long career of challenges and joys of music teaching.
Foreword by Gary McPherson; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction - Finding One's Place in the World of Music Teaching; 1. Home is Where the Music Is; 2. Music Teaching, Black Magic, and Good Versus Evil; 3. The Music Teacher of Mai Sai; 4. The Erhu Man from Shenzhen, China; 5. My Students Tortured Me; 6. The Cave Music Teacher; 7. Saying Good-Bye to a Music Teacher; 8. The Music Teacher without a Name; 9. The Music Teacher Who Whispers to the Black Oxen; 10. Karaoke School; 11. A Music Teaching Space - The Preservation of a Culture; 12. If You Teach Music to My Son, I Will Kill You; 13. Music Teacher in Pain; 14. Wooden Phalluses on Top of Piano Books; 15. Hopelessness and Despair in Yangoon; 16. A Journey of What Matters; Bibliography; Index.