A field guide to student teaching in music

Ann C. Clements, Sarah H. Watts, Douglas C. McCall

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A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music, Second Edition, serves as a practical guide for the music education student, one that recognizes the importance of effective coursework while addressing the unique field-based aspects of the music classroom. Student teaching in music is a singular experience, presenting challenges beyond those encountered in general education classroom settings: educators must plan for singing and movement, performances and rehearsals, intensive parent involvement, uniforms, community outreach, and much more. This guide explores such topics common to all music placements as well as those specific to general, choral, and instrumental music classrooms, building on theoretical materials often covered in music methods courses and yet not beholden to any one pedagogy, thus allowing for a dynamic and flexible approach for various classroom settings. New to the second edition: Companion website featuring downloadable worksheets, résumé support, a cooperating teacher guide, and more: www.musicstudentteaching.com .A new chapter on the transition from student to student teacher .Expanded discussions on the interview process, including mock interviews, interviewing techniques, and online interview prep .Updated content throughout to reflect current practices in the field. Leading readers through the transition from student to teacher, A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music, Second Edition, represents a necessary update to the first edition text published a decade ago, an indispensable resource that provides the insights and skillsets students need to launch successful careers as music educators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages167
ISBN (Electronic)9781000394092
ISBN (Print)9780367428518
StatePublished - Jun 29 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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