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Teaching classical music can be challenging, especially when you are just starting out. A less experienced music teacher sometimes is left to experimenting with trial and error method. Unfortunately vast majority of the college degrees in classical music do not provide training in teaching private lessons. MusicMasterLab.com will discuss in depth how to improve your skills and get new ideas in teaching classical music.
Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling with a student that you do not really know how to find a solution to their problem? Many classical music teachers have experienced it. I remember talking few years ago to a piano teacher who was eighty years old and had been teaching all her life. She told me that she still gets on the edge of her seat when teaching a student for the first time. Children are very quick learners and they have a lot of curiosity and interest. It is a big responsibility for a teacher to keep their curiosity and enthusiasm on going.
Teaching classical music can be very rewarding, because you are always improving your skills as a teacher and performer. Teaching private lessons will make you analyze every little detail of classical music and fix some imperfections in your own playing as well.
Thoughts on Teaching
The Teacher It is of fundamental importance that the teacher carries a substantial volume of knowledge. Because we talk about music, the amount is truly
Learn How to Practice Your Instrument Focusing On the Process.
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Improving Sound Quality on the Piano
How do I work on sound quality on the piano? My first response is to say: I don’t know. That’s probably how many of my
Improving Sound Quality on Piano with Students.
It’s important to me that my students are introduced to the music of Chopin and composers of his generation early because modern piano technique starts
My Approach to Teaching Piano.
My general emphasis on coordination and gesture in my teaching responds to a general flaw in current pianistic training. I’m not talking about a particular
Practicing and Teaching Music Lessons During Covid19.
Right now, a lot of musicians are struggling. Concerts are canceled, orchestras are not playing, and it can be challenging to practice and stay motivated
Is It Safe to Teach In-Person Music Lessons During Covid 19
Mid -June 2020 , Michigan.Currently the cases of Covid 19 have been going down in the state significantly. I conducted interviews with four medical doctors
Why I am not Teaching In-Person Music Lessons During Coronavirus
Published in June 2020. I am a violin teacher, chamber music teacher and performer, as well as a trained physician. I have an M.D. from
Pure Teacher or a Pianist-teacher?
People who have already experienced some piano lessons with me know very well my main motto: “There are two ways to teach: 1) one way
The Importance of Performing Arts Health in Music Education.
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“What would John Mohler do?”
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Teaching Beginner Clarinet Lessons.
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The first lesson you teach is the most important lesson you will ever teach.
“The first lesson you teach is the most important lesson you will ever teach.” I can still hear Hugh Cooper’s voice in my head several
Your Brain: A Computer Without “Delete”
Not long ago I was accompanying a flute lesson taught by Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s assistant principal Flutist Sharon Sparrow. She was talking to one of
Teaching 3 against 4 in Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu
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Beginner piano pieces free download
There are many different piano methods for beginners. Each method has its advantages. The main goal is for a child to learn how to read
Piano lesson plans for beginners
There are many different piano lesson plans for beginners. Each method and plans has its advantages. The main goal is for a child to learn
Teaching Adult Beginners Piano.
While I was still a student at the University of Michigan pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance, a friend asked if
First Six Piano Lessons.
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