The Music Teacher's Handbook is a handy reference guide for all instrumental and singing teachers. It provides practical answers to real issues faced in a modern teaching environment. This is an easy to use manual and acts an invaluable 'dip-in' resource. Fourteen chapters, on a wide range of subjects give insights into day to day encounters all written by experts in the field. In addition, ideas and activities for lessons have been incorporated along with a number of photocopiable resources.Other features include helpful checklists, top tips, factsheets and ideas for further reading as well as a comprehensive foreword by Mark Stringer, Director of Performing Arts Examinations at Trinity Guildhall. The chapter headings include: The best way to get a beginner started; A complete guide to planning lessons; Advice about health and safety; Top tips for practising; A realistic look at group teaching; A comprehensive guide to supporting skills; Exam preparation and nerves through the eyes of a senior examiner; How to achieve integrated learning; The psychology of teaching one-to-one and in groups; Arranging music and coaching ensemble sessions; Tips for memorable teaching; Coaching more advanced performers; Advice on teaching those with learning disabilities; and, Your teaching career and it's development.