Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony, Second Edition, by Evan Feldman and Ari Contzius, with contributions by Mitchell Lutch.

A research-based look at the topics vital to running a successful instrumental music program, balancing musical, theoretical, and practical approaches.

This textbook is intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle, and high school level. A central theme is the compelling parallel between language and music, including “sound-to-symbol” pedagogies. Understanding this connection improves the teaching of melody, rhythm, composition, and improvisation.

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This companion website includes:

Nearly 50 videos on rehearsal strategies, new to the second edition

Examples of portfolio assignments and assessments, new to the second edition

Over 120 pedagogy videos for wind, string, and percussions instruments performed by professional players and teachers

Two additional chapters: “The Rehearsal Toolkit” and “Job Search and Interview”

Over 50 tracks of acoustically pure drones and demonstration exercises for use in rehearsals, sectionals, and lessons

Rhythm flashcards, practice charts, and sample lesson plans and forms