Practical Piano Pedagogy: The Definitive Text for Piano Teachers and Pedagogy Students, Book & CD-ROM

Practical Piano Pedagogy: The Definitive Text for Piano Teachers and Pedagogy Students, Book & CD-ROM

by Martha Baker-Jordan
     
 

Practical Piano Pedagogy by Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan is a comprehensive 468-page pedagogy text for ALL piano teachers including those future teachers who are currently enrolled in pedagogy courses in colleges and universities. This definitive pedagogy text will teach readers how to use any teaching materials in a better, more organized, and pedagogically sound way.

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Practical Piano Pedagogy by Dr. Martha Baker-Jordan is a comprehensive 468-page pedagogy text for ALL piano teachers including those future teachers who are currently enrolled in pedagogy courses in colleges and universities. This definitive pedagogy text will teach readers how to use any teaching materials in a better, more organized, and pedagogically sound way. Included with the textbook is a CD-ROM for Mac or PC, which enables teachers to adapt and personalize more than 40 forms for use in their teaching studios. Informative chapters on the business of piano teaching, learning styles, methods and materials, technology, jazz in the traditional lesson, motivation, and teaching tips make this text indispensable for not only aspiring teachers but also for more experienced ones who desire to improve and enhance their teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780757922206
Publisher:
Alfred Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.78(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIII
IntroductionIX
Part IIn the Beginning: Preparing to Teach
Chapter 1It Takes 3 or 41
Parent, student, and teacher roles and how they relate
Strategies for developing good relationships
Chapter 2The Piano Studio Environment9
Pianos, electronic instruments, computers, and other teaching aids
Ideas for creating a motivating and inviting environment
Chapter 3The Business of Piano Teaching17
Making it a business, not a hobby
What it takes to be an organized, professional, and efficient teacher
The many materials it takes to have a successful business
Chapter 4Tuition: Being Paid What You Are Worth51
Chapter 5Strategies for Acquiring Students63
Part IIIn the Present: Teaching Elementary and Intermediate Students
Chapter 6How Students Learn73
A brief introduction to learning theories
Chapter 7Now You Have Them--What Do You Do?83
The importance of teaching plans and structured assignments
How to construct effective teaching plans
Chapter 8Technical Tips for the Right Start99
It all begins with the hand shape
Chapter 9Realistic Practice Goals: How to Achieve Them113
What constitutes realistic and effective practice
Chapter 10Performance Procedures and Goals121
Chapter 11The Transfer Student127
Repairing the "re-tread"
Chapter 12Staying in Tune With Learning Styles: Matching Your Teaching to Learners149
Guest chapter
Chapter 13Methods and Materials167
A comprehensive review of leading piano teaching methods and materials
Suggestions for matching materials with students' learning styles
Chapter 14Technology in Your Studio207
Guest chapter
Chapter 15The "Black Hole" of Piano Teaching: Why Does It Exist?241
The causes and effects of "the black hole" Solutions and remedies
Part IIIA "Grab Bag" of Ideas for All Levels of Teaching
Chapter 16Solving Difficult Problems253
Guest chapter
Chapter 17Group Teaching269
Chapter 18The Classical Teacher's Guide to Incorporating Jazz Techniques into the Piano Lesson291
Guest chapter
Chapter 19M. O. (Method of Operation) for Motivation319
What do you, the teacher, want? Getting it!
Chapter 20Teaching Articles by Baker-Jordan349
1.Tips for the Traveling Teacher
2.How to Teach the Dotted Quarter Followed by the Eighth
3.How Do You Integrate Composition and Reading?
4.How Do Your Students Practice to Maintain Contest and Recital Repertoire?
5.Aspects of Teaching Rhythm That Are the Most Difficult for Intern Pedagogy Students
Index365
Appendix371

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