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Oxford University Press, USA

The Band Teacher's Percussion Guide: Insights Into Playing and Teaching Percussion

The Band Teacher's Percussion Guide: Insights Into Playing and Teaching Percussion

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The Band Teacher's Percussion Guide: Insights into Playing and Teaching Percussion is an essential practical resource for instrumental music teachers and band directors. Author Stewart Hoffman, a Juilliard-trained percussionist, performer, private instructor, and former classroom teacher,
offers a comprehensive yet accessible and clearly written handbook to help set teachers and students alike firmly on the road to classroom success. In this book, he presents a thorough foundation in snare drum, timpani, keyboard percussion, drum set, and auxiliary and Latin percussion techniques.
More than this, he provides practical advice on curriculum and methodology, packing page after page with teaching tips developed through decades of experience.

For educators and band directors who want to learn more about percussion instruments and playing techniques, refine their percussion-teaching skills, or set the classroom stage for a more effective and rewarding teaching experience, The Band Teacher's Percussion Guide: Insights into Playing and
Teaching Percussion will be a valued resource for discovering:

- keys to effective evaluation
- how to plan a percussion program and select percussionists
- recommended instruments and mallets; repair and maintenance guidelines
- lifts and levels, a system that leads students to greater control and a more relaxed snare drum technique
- technical exercises for all main and accessory percussion instruments
- easily referenced summaries of points to focus on when practicing
- guidelines for teaching jazz, Latin and rock drumset

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Author: Stewart Hoffman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 03/01/2017
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780190461690

About the Author

A graduate of the Juilliard School, Stewart Hoffman has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the orchestras of the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Italy among many other musical ensembles. He has also played jazz vibraphone
and drums throughout his career. Stewart has extensive experience directing middle and high school music programs for the Toronto District School Board and independent schools, and teaches orchestral percussion, drum set and jazz vibraphone to students of all ages. His arts journalism has appeared
in numerous periodicals, including the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and National Post newspapers, and Chamber Music magazine.

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