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Teaching Music with Purpose: Conducting, Rehearsing and Inspiring
(Meredith Music Resource). Like his first critically acclaimed international bestseller Teaching Music with Passion, this new book from Peter Boonshaft is even more poignant and powerful. Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Boonshaft's latest work is both inspirational and instructional and will definitely warm your heart and t ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Meredith Music Publications
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Of course, if you are not a music teacher or the conductor of a musical group, this book would not be interesting to you, but because I have that great privilege (Why would anyone NOT want to be a conductor???) I found this book to be instructive and inspiring. I just can't wait to incorporate some of these techniques into my own teaching and conducting. Thank God for people like Peter Boonshaft. He is a master!
If Chicken Soup for the Soul met up with one of my music methods textbooks, Teaching Music with Purpose would be the result. I think this book is aimed more towards the instrumental ensemble director (and why not? the author is a band man), but any music teacher would be able to find a few kernels of wisdom in here to take back to your music classes.
A very uplifting and interesting view of music education, although it is primarily aimed toward high school band teachers (rather than elementary or general music ed) and is almost a "dot to dot" of inspiring quotes rather than a narrative. I enjoyed it as I contemplated my future career moves...