Having been a high school band director for 30 years, I experienced firsthand the "learning on the job" syndrome that music educators encounter. From effective rehearsal strategies to repertoire selection to class scheduling to what to teach, Mary Land and Scott Rush have provided a valuable resource to supplement our music education curriculum. Habits of a Successful Music Education Student contains a wide array of essential information that all music educators should know before they start teaching!
Alex Kaminsky Director of Bands, VanderCook College of Music
Habits of a Successful Music Education Student is a fantastic and important addition to the series and a much-needed resource for the collegiate music education curriculum! Scott Rush and Mary Land provide a wealth of materials, knowledge, and wisdom for prospective instrumental music teachers while including a sequential curriculum and valuable topics for discussion for an instrumental methods course.
Dr. Stephen Meyer Director of Bands, Northern Arizona University
Mary Land and Scott Rush have blended their combined knowledge-and-wisdom in a remarkable book, Habits of a Successful Music Education Student. Two brilliant minds, two master educators, two first-class musicians, two of our profession’s most celebrated exemplars offer-up priceless information certain to bring success to ALL; benefits, benefits…and more benefits. This is a MUST READ for anyone/everyone who aspires to be A TEACHER WHO MAKES A POSITIVE IMPACT!
Tim Lautzenheiser Senior Vice President of Education, Conn-Selmer, Inc.
This is a significant text in the training of future instrumental music teachers. It is informed by years of meaningful, influential, and substantial musical efforts, achievements, insights, and contemplations. This book will help future instrumental music teachers be more effective and knowledgeable as they enter our challenging and rewarding field. With the valuable foundation derived through this book, future band and orchestra teachers will be better equipped to get more music to more people.
Dr. Amanda Schlegel Assistant Professor of Music Education, University of South Carolina
Habits of a Successful Music Education Student covers important topics such as:
- Band and String Pedagogy
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Recruitment and Retention
- Beginner and Supplemental Method Books
- Technology in the Classroom
- Concert Programming for HS and MS
- Marching Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble
- Repertoire for Multiple Ensembles and Soloists
- Score Study and Music Making
- Creating a Culture of Excellence
- Goal Setting
- Classroom Scenarios
- Being in the MUSIC and PEOPLE Business
- Social/Emotional Learning
- Student Leadership
- DEAI in the Music Classroom
- Quality of Life Work/Life Balance
- Tips from Master Teachers
- Beyond Student Teaching
- and much, much more!
Mary Land is the Associate Professor of Music Education at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Scott Rush is the team lead for the Habits series published by GIA and is the former Director of Bands at Wando High School.