Steve’s Must-Read Music Teacher PD Book List
Must-Read Music Teacher Professional Development Book List
These books have a common theme, they promote Informal learning, Non-formal teaching, popular music education, or creativity, and sometimes all four!
Rock Coach: A Practical Guide for Teaching Rock Bands in Schools
Rock Coach by Steve Giddings
Bit of a shameless self plug but seriously, I wouldn’t have written it if I didn’t think you would find it useful. It gives you an overview of teaching rock ensembles and the step-by-step instructions on how to start your first rock ensemble right up to the concert.
Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians: 500+ Non-Jazz Games for Performers, Educators, and Everyone Else!
Improvisation Games for Classical Musicians by Jeffrey Agrell
This is truly an amazing book by the prolific Jeffrey Agrell. We all know that our classical training hinders us from being the true creative musicians we want to be and this book can help you get there. It contains hundreds of games designed for Classical musicians that will get you creating your own music in no time.