Michael Griffin has written eight books. Six pertain specifically to music education with Learning Strategies for Musical Success receiving international critical acclaim. Metacognition: Teaching Children to Think, and Children and Learning – For Parents assist teachers and parents in cultivating children’s learning dispositions, intellect, and character. Details and purchasing options for all books, below.
“A truly masterful book. Especially impressive is the way he offers a wealth of practicing strategies, all supported by evidence that makes clear why these strategies will be effective. He has done extensive research in many areas and has found ways of organizing and presenting his findings in a clear and cogent manner. As I was reading, I found myself nodding in agreement and underlining copiously throughout. This book is a must read for all teachers and students. Bravo!” – Paul Sheftel – Julliard School of Music, NYC.
“The strength of Griffin’s discussion lies in his clear explanations of the terminology as well as practical ways in which teachers and parents can foster highly motivated, self-driven learners in both the classroom and private studio. Fascinating. Deserving of a wide readership.” – Dianne James – Ritmico Magazine, NZ.
“A really great book! Well organized, clear and concise. I will be recommending it to my students.” – David Coleman, OHIO USA
“An excellent publication, fun and varied. I have many different books with warm ups, but this is definitely my favourite.” – Sandra, UK
“The comments on vocal technique are absolutely accurate and workable for voices of any age. I would highly recommend this book for the serious choral director.” – S. Gorder, USA
“This book certainly delivers. Griffin does a superb job giving clear and concise steps that students should take when approaching the task of harmonizing a melody. The book is laid out in a clean, easy-to-understand format, and will be a great resource for any music teacher or student interested in understanding and applying theory/harmony concepts.” – Natalie Wickham, Music Matters, USA.
Books 1 and 2
“This has been a great buy; the books are just superb! Interesting topics with a wide range of pieces. Great content with clear progression of learning. Fascinating teaching philosophy! BRAVO! “The Grieg Academy, London