Teaching Woodwinds: A Guide for Students and Teachers is a comprehensive resource perfectly suited for university woodwind technique classes, band directors needing woodwind details, or anyone looking for in-depth information on how to play and teach the flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon or saxophone.
Teaching Woodwinds is the only resource of its kind: a book and a web site. The book contains playing exercises for each instrument, group exercises in score form, and fingering and trill charts. The web site contains information about how to play each instrument including sub-chapters on getting started, technique, intonation, tone and much more, and offers over three hundred full color images, 130 videos, audio files, PDF downloads, PowerPoint/Keynote quizzes, and hundreds of links. When you purchase the book you also receive an access code that allows entry into the Teaching Woodwinds web site.
Designed to be a lifelong resource, the platform of a book and web site has provided the authors with a rich palette with which to deliver the content with clarity and precision. As readers progress through the web content, they will find references to the exercises in the book that are designed to reinforce the information on the web page. This format serves as an effective woodwind methods curriculum, and will continue to be a valuable resource for music educators long after graduation.
Need help with brass instruments? Teaching Brass: A Guide for Students and Teachers uses the same platform and is also available from Mountain Peak Music.
“Teaching Woodwinds: A Guide for Students and Teachers is a direct and to-the-point instructional book that is well suited for college woodwind method classes or anyone wishing to start playing flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone or bassoon. What differentiates this book from the others is that it is linked to a very helpful, practical and huge website that includes videos, extra tips and fingerings, audio clips, images, slideshows, exercises, self quizzes, links and PDF downloads. All these are organized in libraries and searchable for easy referral. The book comes with a one-time access code in order to register an account for future use. A detailed video on how to use this book is also available on YouTube. The book is very usable in class and the web content is extremely helpful outside of class. The book is not available on Amazon, but can be found at Mountain Peak Music or in select university bookstores. This is a hands-on book with excellent audio examples that demonstrate correct and incorrect examples of playing, as well as a wealth of videos and resources. It also includes pieces scored for all five woodwinds to play in class, as well as duos and trios. The spiral bind makes it easy to use and the fingering charts are clear and well done. More information can be found at TeachingWW.com. Highly recommended. The brass counterpart, Teaching Brass: A Guide for Students and Teachers uses the same platform and is also available from Mountain Peak Music.”
The International Clarinet Association Journal – September, 2015