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Making Music and Enriching Lives: A Guide for all Music TeachersWritten by Bonnie Blanchard with Cynthia Blanchard AcreePublished by Indiana University PressPaperback
Making Music and Enriching Lives is unlike any other instructional book in the way it addresses comprehensive issues that affect all teachers, students, and musicians. In this book, you will find specifics not only about how to teach music, but also about how to motivate and inspire students of any age. Blanchard shares successful approaches with both students and teachers that have worked wonders in her own studio to product successful students who are energized about their lessons and their music.
Contents:Part 1. Enriching Lives1. Transform Your Teaching Style: The Music for Life Method2. Focus on Relationships First3. Instill Pride and Respect4. Show Students Your Commitment to Excellence5. Promoste a Love of Learning and Indepence6. Create and Atmosphere of Achievement7. Attitude Is Everything8. Make Practice a Priority9. Increase Success with the Music for Life Notebook System10. Energize Students with Goals11. Recognize and Reward Results and Effort12. Foster Happy, Confident Students13. Host Fun Musical EventsPart 2. Making Music14. Use Practice Tricks for Fast Results15. Musicality Makes the Difference16. Multiply the Fun in Chamber Music17. Take the Fear Out of Memorization18. Help Students Become Confident Sight ReadersPart 3. Tackling Your Toughest Teaching Challenges19. In the Beginning20. Make Learning Fun (and Less Painful) for Adults21. Troubleshoot Problems and Turn around Complaints22. Prepare Students for Performance23. Conquer Stage Fright24. Ace the Audition25. When It's Time to Say Goodbye26. Ask the TeacherPart 4. Running Your Private Music Studio27. Establish Your Private Studio and Develop a Business Plan28. Get Paid What You're Worth29. A Life in the Arts: Is It for You?30. Make the Teacher's Life Easier