Habits of a Significant Band Director is the journey from pedagogical prowess to being musically and personally significant. This book will inspire young and veteran band directors to teach with more insight and embrace the power of positive leadership. The book is divided into four sections:
– The Nuts and Bolts of Pedagogy
– The Interpersonal Philosophy of a Band Director
– The Introspective Process of a Successful Band Director
– The Transcendent Power of a Significant Band Director
This journey is presented through the model of the Five Key Practices: knowledge, communication, positive energy, musicianship, and who you are, which synergistically work together to provide a framework for success. Other topics include goal setting, assessment, the teaching inventory database, and quality of life issues.
Habits of a Significant Band Director is a comprehensive book of information and inspiration. You can be both successful and significant as a band director. Success stops at retirement, but musical and personal significance lasts for generations and generations to come. Being significant is how you “Leave a Legacy” and is the definition of true “success.”