Considering Mentorship: Selected Essays on Private Music Education (Paperback)
Read about the enriching world of music education with 'Considering Mentorship: Selected Essays on Private Music Education' authored by Michael C. Wheeler. This compelling collection offers a comprehensive exploration of various facets of private music education, providing readers with insightful perspectives on the art of teaching and learning music. Delve into the age-old question, 'Can singing be taught?' as Wheeler navigates through the intricacies of vocal instruction, shedding light on the techniques and philosophies that underpin effective vocal education. For those seeking guidance in selecting a music teacher, whether for themselves or their children, the essays provide invaluable advice on discerning the right mentor, highlighting key attributes and considerations that ensure a fruitful musical journey. From classical to contemporary, the book ventures into the realm of issues in popular music education, analyzing the evolving landscape of musical tastes and the challenges this presents to educators. Drawing from personal experiences, Dr. Wheeler candidly shares his reflections on his graduate study journey at the University of Sheffield, offering a unique blend of academic insights and heartfelt anecdotes that aspiring scholars will find both relatable and inspiring. Throughout the collection, 'Considering Mentorship' not only celebrates the joys of learning music but also addresses the inherent challenges that educators and students face. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for musical pedagogy, Michael C. Wheeler invites readers to embark on a thought-provoking exploration of private music education, leaving them with a deeper appreciation for the artistry of teaching and learning music.