Instrumental Music Teaching

… how to start young people playing and how to keep them playing!

Now you can have all of the insights, ideas and guidance to be found on this site, plus much, much more, at your fingertips in handy paperback or convenient eBook format, for a low price.

You know that playing a musical instrument is not only immensely enjoyable and satisfying but also that it has far-reaching implications for educational achievement and personal development that can last an entire lifetime. Yet, of the thousands upon thousands of young people who take up musical instruments every year, relatively few continue playing long enough to reap the untold, undisputed benefits. This is, in many ways, the greatest challenge facing the instrumental music teacher.

Instrumental Music Teaching provides solutions for experienced and relatively inexperienced teachers alike, based on extensive involvement with music education over the course of a successful career spanning more than four decades. Order your copy now!

This straightforward, eminently readable book will give you deeper understanding of;

      • Why people should learn to play instruments
      • How to keep young players motivated and reduce drop-out rates
      • Approaches to teaching & learning that accelerate progress while maintaining motivation
      • Guidance on how to facilitate focused, fruitful practice 
      • How to plan engaging lessons with clear learning objectives
      • Preparation for graded exams that integrates with day to day learning activity
      • All adding up to greater satisfaction and fulfilment from your teaching!

Available in Kindle or Paperback editions. Download a FREE extract now at and Amazon sites worldwide.

* The sister volume, Group Instrumental Teaching, will be available summer 2021