The Virtuoso Teacher

The Virtuoso Teacher

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By considering The Virtuoso Teacher and how a teacher might attain virtuoso status, renowned educator and writer Paul Harris delves into the core issues of being a teacher and the teaching process. A fascinating look at topics such as:

* self-awareness and the importance of emotional intelligence

* getting the best out of pupils

* dealing with challenging pupils

* asking the right questions

* creating a master-plan

* taking the stress out of learning

* teaching for the right reasons.

This seminal book is an inspirational read for all music teachers, encouraging everyone to consider themselves in a new and uplifted light, and transform their teaching.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 176 x 252 x 7.62mm | 214g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 057153676X
  • 9780571536764
  • 80,114

Table of contents

Being a virtuoso; What we do; The Virtuoso Teacher as master communicator; Getting the best out of pupils; Dealing with challenging pupils; The lesson; The core of the matter; Asking the right questions; Creating the masterplan; The trouble with practice; Do teachers need to practice?; Progress; Group teaching; The journey continues; Moving on
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Review quote

Harris shows how to develop pupils' responsibility and musical confidence, focusing on empathy, flexibility, enthusiasm, energy, and consistent involvement. No matter if you are teaching a beginner the first steps or working on a major concerto, his principles of supremely effective teaching remain the same. Harris' inspirational book is one that had to be written and is certain to raise the benchmark for experienced teachers and the aspiring novices alike.

Strings Magazine, June 2013

It is a book to be read and re-read...It does say that it is an 'inspirational guide for instrumental and singing teacher', but it is also excellent for those employing such teachers. It would also be excellent for class music specialists to read to gain insight into excellent instrumental and singing teaching. Why limit something so good?.

Jackey Birch, SMA Guild of Adjudicators & Workshop Presenters

This is a book which all teachers of whatever instrument should read. The book contains a mine of information and sheer common sense. I know Paul to be a wonderful teacher and he should be encouraged to run courses which would be extremely useful and beneficial to aspiring teachers.

Kit Shepherd, Director (National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain)

The Virtuoso Teacher wears its considerable knowledge and inslight lightly, and is the antidote to other hefty tomes on music education....and is undoubtedly a must-read for any enlightened instrumental or vocal teacher.

Christopher Walters, Music Teacher Magazine, July 2012
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About Paul Harris

Paul Harris has established an international reputation as one of the UK's leading educationalists. As composer and writer he has over six hundred publications to his name, and is in great demand as a workshop leader and adjudicator around the world.
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