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Top 10  Band Director Questions  Answered by Peter Boonshaft, a KHS Clinician

Top 10 Band Director Questions Answered by Peter Boonshaft, a KHS Clinician

About this Webinar –

When given the opportunity to “Ask Peter Boonshaft” questions, these are the TOP 10 selected questions from band directors.  You’ll find that the answers are full of important ideas and tips for your everyday teaching, regardless of your length of experience or how successful your current program is.

Part One – Topics and points in this segment include questions 1-6:

  • When it comes to retention, why do you think students quit band, and what can we do to keep them?
  • How can we get kids to practice more and better?
  • When it comes to balancing instrumentation, what suggestions do you have for getting students who have played an instrument for a couple of years to switch to another instrument?
  • What thoughts do you have about ensuring the success of beginners?
  • How do you make sure students really understand the concepts we teach?
  • What is your opinion on the use of transcriptions in our band repertoire choices?

Part Two – Topics and points in this segment include questions 7-10:

  • You have done a lot of adjudicating over your career, what are the top five problems you hear regularly?
  • How do we give our students the best “Large Ensemble” experience when we have between 50-80% of our students in attendance?  If we go to chamber ensembles or flex-band, aren’t our students missing out on a significant part of the band experience?
  • How can I make my conducting more meaningful and communicative?
  • Important closing thoughts

About the Clinician –

Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak and conduct in every state in the nation and around the world.  Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the “George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education,” Dr. Boonshaft is Director of Education for Jupiter Band Instruments.  Dr. Boonshaft is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise, as well as his first book for teachers of other disciplines, Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise.  He is also co-author of Alfred Music Publishing’s method book series Sound Innovations.  As well, his weekly “Boonshaft’s Blog” for music educators continues to inspire teachers everywhere.  He is currently on the faculty of Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he is Professor of Music.  MORE…

To gain the most benefit, please follow these suggested steps:

Step One – Download the Note Page

Prepare to either type your notes into the Word.doc or Google Doc and save the changes, or write in your notes by hand into a printed copy.

Step Two –

As you view the webinar, we encourage you to take notes as you go along.  Feel free to stop the recording and rewind as needed.

Step Three – Download the Action Plan Template

Choose either format; Word Doc or Google Doc.  After considering the key points that you wish to implement, describe the point in the ACTION BOX select a date for the initial implementation.  Then, select a date that you plan to review and assess the success of the implementation.

Step Four – For 1 Hour PD Credit For Each Part

PART 1     

PART 2   

An 80% score or better will result in a Certificate of Completion emailed to the address you provide.  Those scoring less than 80% will be allowed to retake the quiz.  In order to do so, you’ll need to register in the quiz with an alternate email.

Step Five – Review the Follow-up Links and Materials Below

You are encouraged to review these links for further study related to this topic.

Webinar – Ten Steps to Building a Quality Solo and Ensemble Program in Your School – with Kim Pirtle and Kyle Donnelly

Webinar – Successfully Managing Your Music Ensemble Rehearsal Parts 1&2- With Kurt Bauche and Joe Pappas

Webinar – Recruitment and Retention in Your Music Program – with Joe Pappas

The following are from The Nottelmann Blog:

More Follow-up Materials and Links

Books by Peter Boonshaft:

Other materials mentioned by Peter in the Webinar

Reach out to Peter Boonshaft – Email

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