(composer, string educator, violinist)
“This should be required reading for all music teachers and would help many aspiring music teachers if it was included in their college curriculum."
(violinist, music educator, entrepreneur)
“Amazing! This book is so well-written, structured, and useful for any music director whether you are transitioning to a new job or continuing in the same program.”
(music educator, author, conductor, clinician)
"There is so much unknown when transitioning into a new position and Gordon has laid out simple steps to navigate difficult situations and to lead any teacher to a happy and healthy new year."
Midwest Book Review
"An ideal DIY instruction guide and 'how-to' manual, "Note to Self: A Music Director's Guide for Transitioning to a New School and Building a Thriving Music Program" must be considered essential reading for new and aspiring K-12 music teachers -- and a great deal of relevance and value for experienced school music class instructors.”
TIPS TO GET PEOPLE ONBOARD WITH YOUR VISION FOR THE PROGRAM
And how to work with the ones who don't.
TYPES OF CHANGE TO EXPECT
Including the changes within yourself.
SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN WORK LIFE BALANCE
Like eating well and knowing when to step away.
This book can also be used as a professional development training tool. Consider bringing this book to your performing arts team. Everyone benefits from a smooth transition!