The Art of Trumpet Teaching: The Legacy of Keith Johnson (North Texas Lives of Musician Series #16) (Hardcover)
Johnson’s former students hold positions in universities, orchestras, and military ensembles in over a dozen countries. In The Art of Trumpet Teaching, his students describe Johnson’s teaching approach and tireless work to help each person succeed. Along with Johnson’s biography and studio stories, Leigh Anne Hunsaker presents an extensive collection of pedagogical concepts from Johnson’s six decades of teaching. Johnson’s hallmark pedagogical tenets, along with much practical advice given to his UNT students, provide a teaching and reference handbook for a new generation of teachers and players.
“Leigh Anne Hunsaker has captured the spirit and essence of Keith Johnson as I—and so many others—knew him. The biographical information and stories from students unfold a beautiful picture of a sensitive and caring man who dedicated his life to people and music.”—Brian Shook, author of Last Stop, Carnegie Hall: New York Philharmonic Trumpeter William Vacchiano
“Johnson’s life is rather complete in this text, which is organized very clearly and logically. Music education/brass pedagogy students and college trumpet professors could benefit and be inspired from reading it.”—Peter Wood, Publications Editor, International Trumpet Guild
“Keith Johnson’s contribution as a player and as a teacher has made him one of the most influential members of the brass community. Leigh Anne Hunsaker’s biography gives us a thorough and sensitive description of his important pedagogical work as well as of his warm personality. This book is a wonderful tribute to a musical giant in our world.”—Allan Dean, Professor Emeritus, Yale School of Music
“This singularly important publication tells much about why Keith was so successful in life and music, and why so many others feel the same as do I about Professor Johnson.”—Donald Little, Regents Professor of Tuba, University of North Texas
“Leigh Anne Hunsaker’s book will remind every reader that Johnson’s gentle, but brilliant, teaching philosophy was a bright light that will never grow dim.”—Anne Hardin, editor of Inside John Haynie's Studio