When it comes to musical skill, why do 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. Learning Strategies for Musical Success demonstrates 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, and parents with the methods and mindset to improve the likelihood of learning music successfully.
The strength of Griffin’s discussion lies in his clear explanations of the terminology as well as practical ways in which teachers can foster highly motivated, self-driven learners in both the classroom and private studio. Fascinating. Deserving of a wide readership. Ritmico, NZ
Terrific…eminently practical…excellent discussion…I came away inspired and excited. The Music Trust, Australia.
This book really does deliver…a great resource on a pedagogy list. American Music Teacher.
A deeply impressive work, the breadth of research is fascinating! Victoria Music Teachers Association.
A must buy for every music teacher and music student. Bravo! – Guildhall, UK.