The Musical Classroom: Backgrounds, Models, and Skills for Elementary Teaching, Ninth Edition, is designed for students majoring in elementary or music education.
Through eight editions, this book has been a market leader in its field.
Its goal has been to help teachers-some who may only have a limited background in music-prepare to make music a part of the daily lives of their students.
The model lessons remain the centerpiece of the book's long-lasting success.
Supported by a collection of children's songs from around the world, instructional information for learning to play basic instruments, and the theoretical, pedagogical, and practical backgrounds needed for reaching all learners, pre-service and in-service teachers can make their classrooms musical classrooms. NEW to the ninth edition:The 2014 National Core Music StandardsMultiple curricular connections to other subjectsExpanded soprano recorder instruction unitAddition of the QChord (R) with Autoharp (R)/Chromaharp (R) instruction unitUpdated and expanded prekindergarten section A significant infusion of technology throughout the textMallet-instrument ensemble accompanimentsA companion website linking to music sources with numerous resources for both students and instructors