Play it from the Heart: What You Learn From Music About Success In Life

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Former students often thank their music teachers for what they were taught about music and about life. Play it from the Heart uses stories and concepts from music education as models for success. Making music together requires exceptional cooperation, and ensembles are the ultimate cooperative organizations. J. Steven Moore relates what he and his students have learned about excellence, leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and passion from being in the band. Calling on personal experience, student feedback, ...
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Overview

Former students often thank their music teachers for what they were taught about music and about life. Play it from the Heart uses stories and concepts from music education as models for success. Making music together requires exceptional cooperation, and ensembles are the ultimate cooperative organizations. J. Steven Moore relates what he and his students have learned about excellence, leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and passion from being in the band. Calling on personal experience, student feedback, and resources ranging from Tim Lautzenheiser to Mahatma Gandhi, Moore shares the lessons of playing from the heart.
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Editorial Reviews

Paula A. Crider
Play it from the Heart captures the true spirit of the gift of music. It is something that every administrator, school board member and parent should read and a book that every teacher of music will love. This is a book that needed to be written, and Steven Moore does it with humor, compassion, and a keen insight into the world of music and music-making.
Ray E. Cramer
The emotional energy infused into any performance becomes the life blood of true music making. This book is a must read for not only young educators but even we stayed veterans who must never forget this important aspect of musical fulfillment. There is no substitute for diligence, desire and heartfelt passion for producing outstanding achievement. This publication contains helpful and practical commentary on the impact that Play it from the Heart can bring to students and teachers alike.
Edward S. Lisk
Steven Moore's book Play it from the Heart is a must read for every band director. It is a journey through life experiences as a musician and band director. 'Enlightening,' 'sensitive,' and 'inspiring' best describe this important contribution to our profession. I truly enjoyed the beautiful journey that Steve has documented...Read it!!
Gary E. Smith
Play it from the Heart is a significant resource for music educators and music majors because it is a unique approach to the thought processes about the importance of music in everyone's lives—whether they teach it, perform it, or simply love it. It intensifies the intrinsic passion for the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students and makes us reflect upon the rewards that will follow.
Greg Bimm
Steven Moore's Play It from the Heart rang so many bells for me. It's stories brought to mind many students and experiences from my career, all while bringing real lessons on how to live, teach, and be successful. A very engaging book, it will certainly be of great value for music teachers, but it does not stop there. Play It from the Heart reaches out with heartfelt messages to everyone concerned with excellence, success, leadership, and teamwork. The power of the experience of playing in a band (especially a great one), has long been known those those who have experienced it. Now, folks without that great experience have a chance to see the power of ensemble performance and to see how the dynamic lessons learned there can be applied to other areas of work and life.
James Curnow
An amazing look at how we all learn and grow as human beings through the wonderful life experience of participating in music—particularly bands. This book—by a master educator, musician, conductor and mentor—is a must read for those who love people and aspire to give more of themselves to others through music.
Teaching Music
J. Steven Moore's Play It from the Heart looks at how students learn and grow through participating in music programs...His new book discusses what he and his students have learned about excellence, leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and passion from being in the band. The book uses stories and concepts from music education as models for success.
American Music Teacher
Play it from the Heart is inspiring, encouraging, and rich in the author’s personal growth and discoveries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610483698
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 6/24/2011
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 1,280,806
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Steven Moore is a music educator who has developed nationally recognized programs of excellence at the secondary and collegiate level. He is chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri and has served as a music conductor at Colorado State University, University of Kentucky, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, and Lafayette H.S. in Lexington, Kentucky.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prelude - I Know this Kid Chapter 2 Chapter 1 - Get On the Bandwagon! Chapter 3 Chapter 2 - The Creative Process Chapter 4 Chapter 3 - Let Excellence Be Your Trademark Chapter 5 Chapter 4 - People are Paramount Chapter 6 Chapter 5 - Leadership Lessons Chapter 7 Chapter 6 - Individual Responsibility Chapter 8 Chapter 7 - Group Interaction in Music Chapter 9 Chapter 8 - Group Identity and Loyalty Chapter 10 Chapter 9 - Competition and Cooperation within Competition Chapter 11 Chapter 10 - Cooperation and Interdependence Chapter 12 Chapter 11 - Passion in Performance, Work, and Life Chapter 13 Chapter 12 - Putting It Together Chapter 14 Postlude - Beyond the Notes Chapter 15 Appendix - Reflections from a Band Member
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