About the Author

Si Millican is an assistant professor of music education at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches courses in instrumental music-teacher education. He is the author of Starting Out Right: Beginning Band Pedagogy published by Scarecrow Press and several scholarly articles on music education.

About the Blog

The Starting Out Right blog contains ideas, musings, and thoughts related to teaching band with a special emphasis on teaching beginning instrumental students and music-teacher education. Feel free to contact the author or leave a note on any of the content or materials.

Sister Sites

Starting Out Right is the sister site to WikiBandDirector – The Ultimate Assistant,  a professional community driven resource featuring tips, hints, and tricks for teaching beginning and early-intermediate band students.

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