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Habits of a Successful Orchestra Director

Helpful Tips and Practical Strategies for Improving String Instruction

Christopher Selby

Editor: Scott Rush

Item #: G-9363     Status: Available

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Series: Habits


This book is a must-read for all interested in teaching string orchestra at the K–12 level! Written by a seasoned and exemplary teacher—it is chock full of great teaching ideas that will help you be successful in your classroom! Buy it, read it, and keep it in your library—you will come back to it time and time again!

—Mary L. Wagner
    Former National ASTA President and co-author of the ASTA String Curriculum

Christopher Selby and his team have created a resource that is rich with practical strategies for developing a successful orchestra program. This book will inspire young and veteran orchestra directors looking for fresh ideas about teaching orchestra students of all ages to:

  • Perform with refined intonation, expressive musicianship, and a beautiful tone
  • Develop advanced performance technique, rhythmic precision, and ensemble skills
  • Sight-read better, rehearse more efficiently in class, and practice better at home
  • Become orchestra leaders and take greater pride and ownership in your ensemble

Additional sections address rehearsal strategies, classroom policies, long-range planning, assessment, tips for building an orchestra program, and suggestions for communicating with parents and principals to better support the orchestra.

Categories: Band/Orchestra, Band/Orchestra Curriculum, Method, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Skill Building

Number of Pages: 272

Language: English

Format: Softcover

Discipline: Orchestra