Edward S. Lisk’s twenty years of contributions to the critically acclaimed Teaching Music through Performance in Band series are collected in this milestone volume, revealing his keen knowledge of the concepts, methodology, and instructional techniques required to draw the beauty of musical expression out of students.
Tested throughout a fifty-year career in music, Lisk—an internationally recognized clinician, conductor, and author—understands the “life priorities” hidden in music study, such as Beauty, Compassion, Tolerance, Self-Esteem, Cooperation, and Respect. In this milestone volume, he elucidates the way to teach them.
Included are chapters on “Building a Sound Rehearsal” (Volume 1), “Beyond the Page: The Natural Laws of Musical Expression” (Volume 4), “Imagination and Creativity: A Prelude to Musical Expression” (Volume 7), and “Shaping Ensemble Sonority” (Volume 9), along with much more.
Readers of this volume will come away with knowledge, inspiration, and practical advice on how to continually grow and educate themselves and their students as musicians able to share the beauty of music on the highest level.