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The Virtuoso Teacher

Paul Harris

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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.

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 057153676X

Item Code: 057153676X

Price: £9.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): Educational

Language: English

Series: Improve your teaching

Territories: Item available Worldwide

  1. Being a virtuoso
  2. What we do
  3. The Virtuoso Teacher as master communicator
  4. Getting the best out of pupils
  5. Dealing with challenging pupils
  6. The lesson
  7. The core of the matter
  8. Asking the right questions
  9. Creating the masterplan
  10. The trouble with practice
  11. Do teachers need to practice?
  12. Progress
  13. Group teaching
  14. The journey continues
  15. Moving on

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