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16th April 2010 at 01:00

Adolescents, Music and Music Therapy: Methods and Techniques for Clinicians, Educators and Students

By Katrina McFerran

Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers

#163;22.99 (paperback)

Available to pre-order from

The complete "how to" of working with teenage clients. The book explains the methodology used in music therapy and some of the key challenges faced by music therapists and educators working with adolescents. Case studies illustrate how each of the methods can be applied in practice and the outcomes that can be expected. It also looks at song-sharing, improvisation, song-writing and using different media.

Assessment in Music Education

By Martin Fautley

Oxford Music Education

ISBN: 978-0193362895


Assessment is the bane of many teachers' lives. This book makes the case for formative assessment as a better way to improve learning and raise standards than an all-embracing assessment at the end of a year or key stage. As well as providing an overview, it also contains practical tips for assessment for classroom and instrumental teachers, particularly at secondary level.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Music in the Secondary School

Edited by Julie Evans and Chris Philpott


ISBN: 978-0415482585


Written to accompany the successful Learning to Teach Music in the Secondary School, this uses practical examples and tasks to examine the way children learn music. It looks at the latest developments in music education, including personalising learning, teaching creativity, using ICT, and assessment for learning. It is useful for developing a practical and theoretical understanding of teaching music.

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