There are Higher Instrumental Popular Music Education (HIPME) teachers and instrumental teachers more widely, who have excellent knowledge of educational theory and, alongside conventional repertoire, apply a range of pedagogical theories. There are also examples of teachers who use a range of learning methods, without being conscious of what approach is being employed. There are also examples of those who do neither.
The material in this book sets out to narrow the gap between theory and practice and the gap between those who discuss educational theory and the dynamic performers who deliver instrumental tuition. It is offered to benefit the experience of instrumental studies, as a resource for students and teachers and to those wishing to explore new approaches and the variety of ways in which we learn.