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Teaching Secondary Music

Teaching Secondary Music

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October 2011 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Designed to support teachers in developing new strategies and pedagogies for teaching music, and for teacher education students requiring a comprehensive overview of the subject, Teaching Secondary Music provides a modern and accessible of key issues in music education at secondary level.

Focusing on the nature of musical understanding and how to facilitate and assess musical progress, the editors bring together a team of experienced music educators leading the program of support for the secondary curriculum.

Supported with practical examples, case studies and resources exploring effective practice, Teaching Secondary Music covers the key concepts and approaches which underpin good practice in secondary music education. These include:

  • How music relates to other curriculum subjects
  • Ways of implementing newer aspects of the curriculum
  • The music industry and intellectual property rights
  • Working with a range of musicians
  • Using ICT as a tool for musical performance
  • Developing musical leadership

This book is essential reading for PGCE Secondary music specialists and practicing music teachers.

Jonathan Savage
The Key Concepts for Musical Teaching
Jayne Price
The Key Processes of Musical Learning
Jonathan Savage
Cross-Curricular Approaches in Music Education
Carolyn Cooke
Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills and Functional Skills
Anthony Anderson
Developing Performing Opportunities
Phil Kirkman
The Role of Music and Musicians in Society, the Music Industry and Intellectual Property Rights
David Ashworth
Using Music Technology for Musical Performance
Jayne Price
Working with a Range of Musicians
Martin Fautley
Developing Musical Leadership
Jane Humberstone
Planning for Musical Progress
Kevin Rogers
Assessment for Learning in Music
Alex Timewell
The 14-19 Curriculum in Music

This has been added to essential reading for PGCE music and contains up to date considerations in areas that candidates find immediate and relevant.

Mr Jon Tibke
Faculty of Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
February 10, 2013

Although the excellent revision of the National Curriculum to which this book is closely tied may not be around for as long as anticipated when it was conceived, there are some useful chapters here stressing some key principles for music education which are vital reading for any would-be music teacher in training

Mr Keith Evans
Department of Secondary Education, Greenwich University
August 21, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Jayne Price

Jonathan Savage

Jonathan Savage is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. Until 2001 he was Head of Music at Debenham High School, an 11-16 comprehensive school in rural Suffolk in the east of England. He is also Managing Director of (, a not-for-profit company that produces engaging educational software. More About Author

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