Instruction in the Japanese School Band

  • David G. Hebert
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 9)


Teaching is a complex human endeavour that is difficult to describe with accuracy, yet observers are usually quite confident in their ability to identify “good teaching” with relative certainty. This becomes more difficult, however, when the underlying objectives of the teaching are unclear. In the case of music, effective teaching may look quite different if one’s objectives are to guide students toward masterfully performing a particular piece, or toward being able to accurately identify various components of musical structure, to effectively sight-read or creatively improvise in a musical tradition, or to convincingly demonstrate their patriotic sentiments through song. The practice of effective music teaching requires a guiding philosophy to serve as a basis for instruction.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grieg Academy, Faculty of EducationBergen University CollegeBergenNorway

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