Professional Piano Teaching, Volume 1 (2nd Edition)

Professional Piano Teaching, Volume 1 (2nd Edition)
A Comprehensive Piano Pedagogy Textbook

By Jeanine M. Jacobson / ed. E. L. Lancaster and Albert Mendoza Piano Book Level: Elementary Item: 00-44565
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Professional Piano Teaching offers a practical guide to the art of piano teaching. Volume 1, now available as an updated second edition, is an excellent introduction to the profession of teaching piano. This revised second edition has been expanded to include chapters on teaching adult students and teaching popular, sacred, and other familiar music. Designed to serve as a basic text for a first-semester or lower-division piano pedagogy course, it provides an overview of learning principles and a thorough approach to essential aspects of teaching elementary-level students. Special features include discussions on how to teach, not just what to teach; numerous musical examples; chapter summaries; and suggested projects for new and experienced teachers. Topics: The Art of Professional Piano Teaching * Principles of Learning * Beginning Methods * Teaching Beginners and Elementary Students * Teaching Rhythm and Reading * Teaching Technique and Musical Sound Development * Elementary Performance and Study Repertoire * Developing Musicality in Elementary Students * Group Teaching * Teaching Preschoolers * Teaching Adults * Teaching Popular, Sacred, and Other Familiar Music * The Business of Piano Teaching * Evaluation of Teaching. 428 pages. Index.


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Contents

Title
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
CHAPTER 1: The Art of Professional Piano Teaching
Characteristics Common to All Professionals
Characteristics of Professional Piano Teachers
Developing a Teaching Philosophy
Helpful Questions for Developing a Personal Teaching Philosophy
Professional Resources for Piano Teachers
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 2: Principles of Learning
From the Known to the Unknown
Discovery Learning and Rote Learning
Prevention of Errors
Applying Principles of Discovery Learning and Systematic Presentation
Correction of Errors
Experience and Follow-Through
Good Learning Habits
Trial and Error
Varied Activities
Simultaneous Achievement of Multiple Goals
Individual Learning Styles
Sound, Feel, Symbol, Name
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 3: Beginning Methods
Note-Reading Approaches
Counting Approaches
Choosing a Beginning Method
Specific Criteria for Evaluating a Beginning Method
Methods for Special Age Groups
Teaching With or Without Printed Methods
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 4: Teaching Beginners and Elementary Students
Concepts and Skills Covered in Early Instruction
Starting a Beginning Student
Common Problems of Beginners
First-Year Goals
Lesson Plans and Assignments
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 5: Teaching Rhythm and Reading
Teaching Rhythm
Teaching Reading
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 6: Teaching Technique and Musical Sound Development
The Natural Way to Play---Good Posture
The Role of the Whole Arm
Appropriate Hand and Finger Positions
Moving Out of Hand Positions
The Role and Development of the Fingers
Hand Independence
Playing Scales
Other Technical Skills and Concepts
Musical Sound Development
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 7: Elementary Performance and Study Repertoire
Knowing the Teaching Literature
Selecting and Evaluating Teaching Materials
Determining the Difficulty of Pieces
Organizing Pieces in the Proper Teaching Order
Preparing Piece Summaries
Lesson Planning
Developing a Lesson Plan Using One Piano Solo
Presenting New Pieces
Diagnosing Problems in Pieces
Working on Practiced Pieces
Coaching Pieces
Assigning Homework
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 8: Developing Musicality in Elementary Students
The Role of Mood, Emotion and Character
The Role of Aural Development
The Role of Music Literacy
The Role of Creative Activities
The Role of Ensemble Playing
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 9: Group Teaching
Advantages and Disadvantages of Group and Private Instruction
Preparing to Teach Group Lessons
Types of Group Lessons
Equipment, Materials and Games
Using Digital Pianos in Group Instruction
Scheduling Group Lessons
Lesson Plans and Assignments
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 10: Teaching Preschoolers
Advantages of Preschool Music Experiences
Musical Goals for Teaching Preschoolers
Characteristics of Preschool Music Teachers
Role of the Teacher in Preschool Music
Role of the Parent in Preschool Music
Characteristics of Preschoolers
Musical Activities for Preschoolers
General Teaching Strategies
General Musicianship Approaches for Teaching Music to Preschool Students
Equipment and Materials for Preschool General Musicianship Instruction
Teaching Piano to Preschool Students
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 11: Teaching Adults
General Characteristics of Adult Piano Students
Categories of Adult Piano Students
General Strategies for Teaching Adults
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 12: Teaching Popular, Sacred, and Other Familiar Music
Playing Popular Music
Playing Sacred Music
Playing Other Familiar Music
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 13: The Business of Piano Teaching
Whom to Teach
Where to Teach
How to Acquire Students
Policies and Policy Statements
Determining Tuition
Scheduling
Summer Lessons
Record Keeping
Communicating with Parents
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
CHAPTER 14: Evaluation of Teaching
Traits of Effective Teaching
Role-Playing and Peer Teaching
Observation and Evaluation
Summary
Projects for New Teachers
Projects for Experienced Teachers
Index

Additional Information

Series: Professional Piano Teaching
Author: Jeanine M. Jacobson
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 428
Item Number: 00-44565
ISBN 10: 1-4706-2649-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-2649-5
UPC: 038081505596

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