Play it from the Heart: What You Learn From Music About Success In Life

Play it from the Heart: What You Learn From Music About Success In Life

by J. Steven Moore


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Former students often thank their music teachers for what they were taught about music and about life. Play it from the Heart uses stories and concepts from music education as models for success. Making music together requires exceptional cooperation, and ensembles are the ultimate cooperative organizations. J. Steven Moore relates what he and his students have learned about excellence, leadership, responsibility, cooperation, and passion from being in the band. Calling on personal experience, student feedback, and resources ranging from Tim Lautzenheiser to Mahatma Gandhi, Moore shares the lessons of playing from the heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610483704
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 07/16/2011
Pages: 130
Sales rank: 1,184,796
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

J. Steven Moore is a music educator who has developed nationally recognized programs of excellence at the secondary and collegiate level. He is chair of the Department of Music at the University of Central Missouri and has served as a music conductor at Colorado State University, University of Kentucky, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, and Lafayette H.S. in Lexington, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Prelude: I Know This Kid 1

1 Get on the Bandwagon! 5

2 The Creative Process 11

3 Let Excellence Be Your Trademark 21

4 People Are Paramount 31

5 Leadership Lessons 43

6 Individual Responsibility 55

7 Group Interaction in Music 63

8 Developing Group Identity and Loyalty 71

9 Competition and Cooperation within Competition 81

10 Cooperation and Interdependence 91

11 Passion in Performance, Work, and Life 99

12 Putting It Together 109

Postlude: Beyond the Notes 115

Appendix: Reflections from a Band Member 117

Index 119

About the Author 123

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