Creating Your Handbell Musician’s Handbook by Kristin Kalitowski-Kowal
"Why would you need a handbell musician’s handbook? For any handbell ensemble, a handbook is useful to ensure all the logistics of the group are well-planned and executed, and to give an equal footing to every member of the group. It also can help establish a process to deal with conflict."
"There are three areas of learning applicable to all ages: cognitive (involving elements of perception), psychomotor (motor action directly proceeding from mental activity), and affective (relating to feeling or emotions). Directors should consider these elements in preparing effective rehearsals."
Music’s Effect on Academic Achievement By Joyce Kelstrom
"The importance of music in our schools is often overlooked and its true power unrealized. Music deserves a place with the core subjects of math, science, history, and language arts. If it is given the opportunity, music can make a difference in the academic achievement of our students."