Learning Strategies For Musical Success

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When it comes to musical skill, why is it that some people achieve so much more than others? We are frequently led to believe this is because of a talent hardwired into their DNA. Now, music educator Michael Griffin dismisses that age-old notion in favour of another known factor: practice. His new book, Learning Strategies for Musical Success illustrates how the quantity and quality of practice is the greatest predictor of musical success so that aspiring musicians of all ages and abilities can best bring about expert performance. This inspiring, accessible guide will equip students, teachers, adult learners, and parents with the methods and mindset to improve the likelihood of learning music successfully.

"Deeply impressive; the breadth of research is fascinating!" - Victorian Music Teachers Association

"Terrific...eminently practical...excellent discussion...I came away inspired and excited." - The Music Trust, Australia

"This book really does deliver" - American Music Teacher

"I can't think of any other book that draws on so many resources to create a new understanding of learning music. Every serious music student, music teacher, and parent of a music student will find important information in this book. Griffin gives clear examples of how concepts are applied that make for enjoyable reading. This book has a potential for making lifelong differences in the lives of music students, parents and teachers." - Roy Ernst, PhD, LLD Professor Emeritus, Eastman School of Music of The University of Rochester

"A must buy for every music teacher and music student. Bravo on a most stimulating read. This draws together old wisdom and the latest research. I am re-reading this excellent book for the third time, highlighter pen in hand." 5 stars (Amazon Rank) - William Bruce, Guildhall UK.

"A most stimulating read that has given me a great deal to think about." - Nicholas Carpenter, Prebendal, UK.

"Fantastic book...simply brilliant!" - Ian Cooper, Norfolk Music Service, UK.

"A must read for all music educators. Michael Griffin has collected lessons from his own experience - which is extensive, and pertinent, recent research to provide a detailed overview of how we learn, and how students can be empowered and trained to become effective, efficient and independent learners. The book is well documented, making it convenient to go on to further reading about the topics of each chapter. The language is concise and easily understood, yet deeply practical and useful." - 5 stars Robert Adams, Music Educator, New Haven, USA.

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Learning Strategies for Musical Success presents an overview of concepts that will enhance the lifelong enjoyment of learning music and is geared toward classroom and studio music teachers, music students, and parents. Samuel Johnson once said, "People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed," and these pages serve this purpose. But good teaching is not always intuitive and is sometimes carried out with the best of intentions at the expense of learning. Periodically teachers and learners need reinvigoration and inspiration. In this book I share exciting new findings in learning psychology and cognitive neuroscience that will inform and improve the learning of music. Just as the music student embarks on a lifelong journey for musical understanding, the music teacher is challenged to embrace an enduring search for teaching methods that result in more successful learning outcomes.

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Every serious music student, music teacher, and parent of a music student will find important information in this book about what it takes to succeed as a performer. Michael Griffin brings together a broad range of information from science, sport, the lives of notable performers, and his own experience teaching in many different schools and countries and performing professionally around the world. His workshops and lectures on teaching and learning music are highly acclaimed.
In discussing musical potential, Griffin presents a very interesting perspective on the learning processes of Beethoven, Mozart, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, The Beatles, and other musicians. He also discusses ideas from Albert Einstein, Carol Dweck, and Muhammad Ali. I can't think of any other book that draws on all of these resources to create a new understanding of learning music.
The concept of talent and intelligence is widely misunderstood. Griffin debunks the theory that you either have talent or you don't and that intelligence is fixed and can be measured by one test. Believing this leads to the tragic idea that there is no point in working hard. This is very important information for parents, students, and teachers.
Of course practice is important, but there are many different ways to practise. In this book Griffin explains these methods. When one plans to spend thousands of hours doing something, it surely is worth knowing how to use the time most effectively.
Although the focus here is on music, the information and ideas also apply to learning in other areas. The scientific research that this is based on is interpreted in a way that is easily understood. Griffin gives clear examples of how concepts are applied that make for enjoyable reading.
This book has a potential for making lifelong differences in the lives of music students, parents and teachers.
 
Roy E. Ernst, PhD, LLD
Professor Emeritus,
Eastman School of Music of The University of Rochester
Founder, New Horizons Music

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