Welcome to the companion website for Instrumental Music Education: Teaching with the Musical and Practical in Harmony. This textbook is intended for college instrumental music education majors studying to be band and orchestra directors at the elementary, middle school, or high school level. It presents an extensive look at the topics most vital to running a successful instrumental music program and balances musical, theoretical and practical approaches. A central theme is the compelling parallel between language and music, including “sound-to-symbol” pedagogies. Understanding this connection improves the teaching of melody, rhythm, composition, and improvisation.