The Music Teacher's Companion: A Practical Guide (UK Edition)
The Music Teacher's Companion is the essential handbook for instrumental and singing teachers. All teachers will find it relevant whether they are working at home or in schools, full-time or part-time, teaching individuals or groups.
It contains advice, information and pragmatic solutions to teaching problems, forms for lesson plans, pupil profiles, term-by-term overviews as well as discussing concepts and strategies that may well have remained unquestioned during years of teaching.
Note this is the UK Edition.
Harris and Crozier have produced a book that few serious teachers of music would wish to be without.
Authors Paul Harris and Richard Crozier intend that the book be both sympathetic towards and stimulating for music teachers. In both aims they succeed... This useful book is clearly and authoritatively written and thoroughly covers the considerations of instrumental teachers.
The Strad Nov 00
All considered, there is not a chapter too many in what must surely be the first and unbetterable vade mecum of its kind for instrumental and singing teachers wishing to renew their teaching troth in line with the changing demands of the new Millennium.
EPTA Piano Journal
This guide is an absolute must for music teachers... it will focus and stimulate the interaction between pupil/student and the teacher. I can highly recommend this publication to every serious teacher.
The Recorder Magazine Spring 2001
I was very impressed with this book... it will become essential reading material for all instrumental teachers. It is full of useful and sensible advice. The book is well presented... If you teach and haven't got a copy yet, I urge you to order one today.
Flutewise December 2000
a major piece of writing covering good teaching practice, motivation, strategy, with bags of advice and intelligent curriculum guidance. It is also quite entertaining and readable!
Piano Jan/Feb 2001
It is well laid out, looks good (lots of cartoons), it's easy to read and informative.
ESTA News & Views Spring 2001
... a stimulating compendium... A very interesting and helpful book.
Clarinet & Saxophone Spring 01
pertinent to all private teachers... presentation and organisation are excellent
Music Teacher May 2001
... eminently readable... much sound advice... a valuable and wide-ranging book
British Journal of Music Education (CUP) Vol 18/2 2001
a good basic resource
Ensemble, MMA Sept 01
a supportive and encouraging handbook in which you will find positive ideas and sensible advice, new angles to well-known problems ... mandatory reading for all music teachers who wish to offer the best possible service to their students.
Australian Music Teacher May-June 2002