As music instructors of all disciplines, we work to inspire our students at all stages of their development. One important area in which all te achers inspire their student is when the teacher introduces a new piece of music for the student to begin learning.
Joy Morin, a very talented music teacher and blogger, who resides in the United States, wrote a great article on the topic of introducing a piece of music in the private music lesson. The advice and insight that is offered is great!
The ways listed in the article include:
1. Scanning a piece before playing it
2. Count and clap tricky passages in the lesson (this encourages good conversation as well as great interaction between teacher and student)
3. Discuss the meaning behind the music
4. Discuss the composer’s intentions for writing the piece
Please take a read of this article and see how this information can be applied to your music studio. This information is important for all parents, music teachers, and music students.
Author: Joy Morin, Color In My Piano Blog