The Music Teaching Artist's Bible Becoming a Virtuoso Educator

The Music Teaching Artist's Bible Becoming a Virtuoso Educator

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When the artist moves into the classroom or community to educate and inspire students and audience members, this is Teaching Artistry. It is a proven means for practicing professional musicians to create a successful career in music, providing not only necessary income but deep and lasting satisfaction through engaging people in learning experiences about the arts. Filled with practical advice on the most critical issues facing the music teaching artist today-from economic and time-management issues of being a musician and teacher to communicating effectively with students-The Music Teaching Artist's Bible uncovers the essentials that every musician needs in order to thrive in this role. Author Eric Booth offers both inspiration and how-to, step-by-step guidance in this truly comprehensive manual that music teaching artists will turn to again and again. The book also includes critical information on becoming a mentor, succeeding in school environments, partnering with other teaching artists, advocating for music and arts education, and teaching private lessons.
The Music Teaching Artist's Bible helps practicing and aspiring teaching artists gain the skills they need to build new audiences, improve the presence of music in schools, expand the possibilities of traditional and educational performances, and ultimately make their lives as an artists even more satisfying and fulfilling.
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  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 10 line
  • 0195368398
  • 9780195368390

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As ever, Eric combines his unique insights into the arts and education, his profound commitment to improving the teaching of the arts in this country, his intellect, his humor-and, in this case, his wonderful writing-to produce a book that stands a very good chance of, yes, becoming a bible for many in music education. Steven Seidel, Director of Harvard Project Zero, Director of Arts Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education
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About Eric Booth

Widely considered the nation's leading teaching artist and trainer of teaching artists, Eric Booth has taught at the Leonard Bernstein Center, Tanglewood, and Lincoln Center Institute. He currently teaches at the Kennedy Center and is also the Artistic Director of the Mentoring Program at Juilliard.
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Table of contents

PART I: CONTEXT ; 1. What is a Teaching Artist? ; 2. Teaching Artists in the Arts Learning Ecosystem ; 3. Guidelines for Teaching Artistry ; 4. The Best Reason for Being a Teaching Artist ; 5. Balancing the Two Economies of Today's Musician ; PART II: THE OVERLOOKED ESSENTIALS ; 6. Role Play: The Four Angles in Arts Learning ; 7. Inside the Liminal Zone ; 8. The Habits of Mind of Musical Learning ; 9. The Essential Skills of the 21st Century Artist ; 10. Creating the Playground ; PART III: LEARNING TO BE A TEACHING ARTIST ; 11. The Entry Point Question-Where to Begin? ; 12. A Teaching Artist's Curriculum ; 13. What Does "Better" Look Like? ; 14. Mentoring: Myths and Mission ; PART IV: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF WORKING IN EDUCATION SETTINGS ; 15. Truth and Dare in Education Programs ; 16. How to Succeed in School Environments ; 17. Getting Schooled on School Performances ; 18. Art for Art's Sake or for the School's Sake? ; 19. Blind Dates, Steady Dating, and Musical Marriages ; PART V: CURRENT CHALLENGES ; 20. Arts Integration: The Hot Zone ; 21. Reflecting on Reflection ; 22. The Dos and Don'ts of Assessment ; 23. Feedback: Giving and Getting It Right ; PART VI: BRINGING TEACHING ARTISTRY INTO PERFORMANCES ; 24. Fuller Audience Engagement: What Does It Look Like? ; 25. Speak Up or Shut Up?: Using Words in Performance ; 26. Interactive Performances ; 27. The Very Open Rehearsal ; PART VII EXPANDING THE ROLES OF THE TEACHING ARTIST ; 28. The Essential Educational Entrepreneur ; 29. The Private Music Lesson ; 30. The Everyday Advocate ; 31. The Telling Facts of Advocacy ; PART VIII BEYOND THE BORDERS ; 32. They Take the High Road ; 33. The Planet Gets It Together ; 34. The Guiding Spirit ; Index
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