Teaching beginners is a huge responsibility and a challenge, but also reaps enormous rewards, Today there are a host of colourful tutors to choose from, but none tells us how to teach beginners. It can be a hit and miss affair!
Energising and inspirational, Teaching Beginners is a "must have" handbook for all instrumental and singing teachers. Written by the UK's leading music educationalist Paul Harris, it is packed full of comprehensive advice and practical strategies, it offers creative yet accessible solutions to the challenges faced in music education.
Written in an approachable style and distilled from years of personal experience and research Paul Harris looks at the issues concerning the teaching of beginners, outlining a series of principals, advice and strategies, discussing: How to approach the first lesson, Practice ideas for beginners, introducing the tutor book and notation, Taking stock and moving forward, Inheriting pupils, Improvisation and composition for beginners.
A companion to the best-selling Improve Your Teaching, this book is guaranteed to challenge, affirm and energise your teaching!