The Music of Teaching
A great resource for teachers, the book is rooted in the experience and wisdom of a teacher who has witnessed great change and navigated through it with aplomb.
The Music of Teaching discusses about learning to TRUST students' natural development, the importance of working in the student's natural environment, the ability to trust both students' natural development and the learning process itself to guide developing pianists down music's path.
Using stories from her 46-year teaching career plus research from the fields of education and psychology, Barbara Kreader Skalinder explores the ways teaching has evolved from the authoritative style of the 1950s to the collaborative design better suited to the students in today's digital world. The author also examines the ways independent teachers, free from the outside constraints often imposed on public school educators, can point the way toward educational methods that keep students' individual learning styles and natural rate of progress as a primary focus and guide them toward independent learning and success.