Habits of a Significant Band Director
“In Habits of a Significant Band Director, Scott Rush provides a needed process to help improve the music making of students while providing an incredible plan to help band directors become successful music educators, and ultimately, significant people. Bravo!”
-Joel Denton, Director of Bands, Ooltewah High School, TN
Pathway to Success: Habits for Creating a Culture of Excellence
Band director Scott Rush and leadership legend Tim Lautzenheiser join forces to create a dynamic resource that fosters the leadership qualities of EVERY student. “This rich, meaningful, thought-provoking and absolutely brilliant resource reminds us that every student is important, and it is imperative that we take our students far beyond the notes if we aspire to create a culture of excellence.”
– Dr. Paula A. Crider, University of Texas
Past President, American Bandmasters Association
Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician
“We have been piloting Habits of a Successful Beginner Band Musician this year with our 6th graders and it is simply fantastic! An innovative book that starts students in Solfege and reading rhythms right off the bat. I have been an avid user of a particular method book for 10 years and was skeptical at first to be open to something new, but I plan to use this book next year when it is published. One of the many things I love about Habits is the PERCUSSION (snare) parts are APPROPRIATE for the level, and go through a concept for several book lines for reinforcement – this is huge! This would be a great option for seasoned band directors who are looking for new content, or a first-year band director finding the right method book.”
-Tara Melvin, Director of Bands, Awtry Middle School, GA
Habits of a Successful Band Director
Habits of a Successful Band Director by Scott Rush will be a tremendous addition to the standard material currently being used in instrumental methods classes. It will provide a much-needed practicality for all prospective instrumental teachers.”
—Ray Cramer, Conductor Emeritus, Indiana University
Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director
Habits of a Successful Middle School Band Director is a resource to turn to time and again for ideas and inspiration. This is a comprehensive book that will grow as teaching skills grow, a book that will serve as a constant and essential companion throughout the career of any middle school band director.
Habits of a Successful Orchestra Director
This book is a must-read for all interested in teaching string orchestra at the K–12 level. Written by a seasoned and exemplary teacher—it is chock full of great teaching ideas that will help you be successful in your classroom! Buy it, read it, and keep it in your library—you will come back to it time and time again!
Habits of a Successful Choir Director
Habits of a Successful Choir Director presents effective teaching principles and provides a practical approach to everyday issues choir directors face. Building on the successful Habits series, Eric Wilkinson and Scott Rush have created a practical guide to all aspects of a successful choral program.
The Evolution of a Successful Band Director
“No book covers the essentials for becoming a successful band director/music educator with so much detail as does this book. Highly recommended!!”
—Frank L. Battisti, Conductor Emeritus, NEC Wind Ensemble
Quality of Life Habits of a Successful Band Director
Being a band director is more than a career—it is truly a way of life. Demanding and extended hours are par for the course. Then there’s the stress of concert performances and managing students and budgets, let alone the parents! Written by two veteran music educators, this indispensable book is for anyone who struggles in dealing with the hazards of the profession, be it a first-year teacher or a seasoned veteran of more than 25 years. Quality of Life Habits of a Successful Band Director can be especially valuable for pre-service music education students and can help solve many problems before they start.
Habits of a Successful Musician
Habits of a Successful Musician is a vital, field-tested series for building fundamentals and—most important—a musical collection of more than 200 sequential sight-reading exercises. Perfect for use by an entire band or solo player at virtually any skill level, this series contains carefully sequenced warm-ups, sight-reading etudes, rhythm vocabulary builders, and much more. In one place, this series collects everything an aspiring player needs to build fundamental musicianship skills and then be able to transfer those skills directly into the performance of great literature.
Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician
Habits of a Successful Middle School Musician is a field-tested, vital, and—most important—musical collection of more than 300 sequenced exercises for building fundamentals. Perfect for use by an entire band or solo player for years two, three, and beyond, this series contains carefully sequenced warm-ups, chorales, sight-reading etudes, rhythm vocabulary exercises, and much more. In one place, this series presents everything an aspiring player needs to build fundamental musicianship skills and then be able to transfer those skills directly into the performance of great literature.
Habits of a Successful String Musician
Habits of a Successful String Musician is a tremendous resource for string teachers and students. It is comprehensive, well thought-out, and offers strong pedagogical tools while allowing for individual teaching styles and priorities. For me, Habits is a time-saver and a great catalyst for teachable moments with my students on technique and broad string playing concepts in the classroom.”
—Scott Laird, Music Instructor and Fine Arts Coordinator
NC School of Science and Math
Habits of a Successful Middle Level String Musician
A prequel to Habits of a Successful String Musician, this book is written for students in years three, four, and beyond, and is perfect to use with the entire string orchestra or solo player. This series contains carefully sequenced warm-ups, sight-reading etudes, rhythm vocabulary studies, chorales, tuning canons, and much more. In one place, this series collects everything an aspiring player needs to build fundamental musicianship skills and then be able to transfer those skills directly into the performance of great literature.
Habits of a Successful Choral Musician
Habits of a Successful Choral Musician by Eric Wilkinson and Scott Rush is a fantastic resource for choir directors who seek to develop all levels of singers. The book provides a pedagogical approach to teaching voice building, rhythm work, tuning exercises, sight-reading, theory exercises, and suggestions to nurture the entire musician. I love how this one method covers multiple aspects of musicianship, rather than having to use multiple books to build each individual skill.
-Emily Chandler, Director of Choirs, Seven Lakes High School, Katy, TX