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ERIC Number: EJ775635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
The Ghosts of Music Teachers Past
Maltas, Carla Jo
Teaching Music, v14 n5 p28 Apr 2007
You are starting a new job. You have survived the interview process and landed the job of your dreams (or what will suffice for the time being). You have moved into your new room and have taken initial stock of the program, the facilities, and all the material you have. You know your budget, and have the administrators, the support staff, and a few of the music booster parents. You are beginning to get an understanding of the ins and outs of the position. But beware the ghosts of music teachers past! As a new music teacher who has inherited this position, he or she may encounter these ghosts of a music teacher's past that can haunt him or her for a few days, a few months, or for a very long time. They take many forms, and identifying the forms they take is the first step in exorcising them. This article discusses how a new music teacher should deal with the changes in his or her inherited music program and how to help students learn to accept, embrace, and value the changes that occur in life.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A