The Second Edition of Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs offers updated accounts of music educators' experiences, featured as vignettes throughout the book. An accompanying Practical Resource includes lesson plans, worksheets, and games for classroom use. As a practical guide and reference manual, Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs, Second Edition addresses special needs in the broadest possible sense to equip teachers
with proven, research-based curricular strategies that are grounded in both best practice and current special education law. Chapters address the full range of topics and issues music educators face, including parental involvement, student anxiety, field trips and performances, and assessment strategies. The book concludes
with an updated list of resources, building upon the First Edition's recommendations.
Alice M. Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She teaches for James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities in the areas of music education and music theory respectively, and has many years of experience teaching both instrumental and choral music in public and private schools. She has maintained a large, independent flute studio for over 25 years. Her primary goal
is to become a better teacher with each passing day.
Ryan M. Hourigan received the award for Outstanding University Music Educator from the Indiana Music Educators Association. He is the immediate Past Chair of the Students with Exceptionalities Special Research Interest Group for the National Association for Music Education and is a National Workshop leader for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.