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Drum Kit Secrets

by Matt Dean

Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor of music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press),...

Oboe Secrets

by Jacqueline Leclair

Modeled on the brilliant approach first formulated by distinguished professor of music and master clarinetist Michele Gingras in Clarinet Secrets and More Clarinet Secrets (both available from Scarecrow Press),...


by Karin K. Nolan

Plan an entire year of an arts-integrated mathematics curriculum with ready-to-use lesson plans and resources designed for elementary classroom and music teachers. Eighteen lesson plans combine the mathematics...

Music Fundamentals

by Elvo D'Amante

This book is a basic theory text designed for music majors as well as nonmajors who wish to acquire a working knowledge of musicianship and music theory. Music fundamentals are approached through the parallel...

Piano Exercises for Dummies

by David Pearl

The ideal hands-on reference for piano students who want to strengthen their skills and refine their technique--and the perfect companion and next step to the bestselling Piano For Dummies.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD...

An Epitome of the Laws of Pianoforte Technique - Being a Summary Abstracted From “The Visible and Invisible” - A Digest of the Author’s Technical Teachings

by Tobias Matthay

This vintage book contains a guide to the rules and general principles of playing the piano. Originally taken from Matthay's digest “The Visible and Invisible”, it offers the new player a summary complete...

Mrs Curwen's Pianoforte Method - A Guide to the Piano

by Mrs. Curwen

Originally published in 1913. A concise and comprehensive step by step instruction book on all aspects of piano playing. Many of the earliest books on music, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before,...

The Pianist's First Music Making - For use in Conjunction with Tobias Matthay's "The Child's First Steps" in Piano Forte Playing - Book II

by Tobias Matthay

Originally written to be read in conjunction with Matthay's ?The Child's First Steps?, this book aims to offer young children and beginner piano players a series of exercises that will prove invaluable to their...

The Child's First Steps in Pianoforte Playing

by Tobias Matthay

First published in 1920, this book contains fantastic guide to teaching piano playing for music teachers, written by Tobias Matthay. Tobias Augustus Matthay (1858 ? 1945) was an English pianist, composer, and...

The Fore-Arm Rotation Principle in Piano Forte Playing - Its Application and Mastery

by Tobias Matthay

First published in 1911, this vintage book contains a complete guide to learning and mastering fore-arm rotation for piano playing, by Tobias Matthay. Forearm rotation is the movement your arm makes when you...

Four Daily Exercises (First Set of Occasional Technics) - For Advanced Students and Artists

by Tobias Matthay

This vintage book contains a selection of effective exercises that can be done on a daily basis to improve piano playing, by seminal English pianist Tobias Matthay. Coupled with simple instructions and expert...

The First Principles of Pianoforte Playing

by Tobias Matthay

?The First Principles of Pianoforte Playing? is a vintage guide to playing the piano. Originally designed as an introductory text intended for use in secondary schools, it presents the most elementary principles...

Commentaries on the Teaching of Pianoforte Technique - A Supplement to "The Act of Touch" and "First Principles"

by Tobias Matthay

?Commentaries on the Teaching of Pianoforte Technique? is a 1910 guide to playing the piano by Tobias Matthay. Written as a supplement to Matthay's definitive books "The Act of Touch" and "First Principles",...

Teaching Music to Students with Autism

by Alice M. Hammel & Ryan M. Hourigan

Teaching Music to Students with Autism is a comprehensive practical guide for music educators who work with students with autism. Authors and veteran music educators Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan offer...

The Balanced Musician: Integrating Mind and Body for Peak Performance

by Lesley Sisterhen McAllister

For musicians to attain the level of peak performance that they know is within their reach, they need to do more than spend time in the practice room. The most accomplished and healthiest musicians lead a balanced...

Cantare Italiano - The Language of Opera

by Sara Gamarro

This book is a complete guide to the magic spells that the lyric diction of Italian Opera has cast on its audience for the last four hundred years, revealed and explained in their secrets by the author through...

The Classical Guitar Companion

by Christopher Berg

The Classical Guitar Companion is an anthology of guitar exercises, etudes, and pieces organized according to technique or musical texture. Expert author Christopher Berg, a veteran guitar instructor, bring...

Percussion Pedagogy

by Michael Udow

In Percussion Pedagogy, author Michael Udow offers a practical guide for students interested in teaching percussion as well as improving their technique. Udow first introduces the bouncing ball system, a technical...

Musical Theater in Schools

by Rekha S. Rajan

Musical Theater in Schools: Purpose, Process, and Performance is a comprehensive resource for general classroom teachers, music and drama educators. The book is the first of its kind to provide strategies for...

Ready, Set, Improvise!

by Suzanne Burton & Alden Snell

Improvisation - the creation of a unique combination of musical content within a musical context - is core to musicianship. As authors Suzanne L. Burton and Alden H. Snell II demonstrate, students already build...