During my brainstorming, the following themes came through: technique, ear/rhythm/sight-reading, and practice frequency. To be honest, those are the key themes every year, but these are areas I really want my students to shine in this year. So, I had to tweak the student challenges and incentives a bit.
Reflecting upon the many benefits of playing a musical instrument.
Before signing up for music lessons, learn what's involved when a music teacher meets with a prospective student and parent(s) for the first time.
Signing up for music lessons involves a long-term commitment. Great care should be taken to find a music teacher that is a good fit for the student.
Fellow music teacher Colleen Lindenbach of Music and Play was recently interviewed by Global TV Calgary on the pros and cons of in-home music lessons:
She brings up some great points for both sides of the argument.
"The Truth About Piano Lessons" takes a good, hard look at what music lessons entails - for the student and his/her family. The benefits of music education, learning piano and modern parenting, the process of practicing and learning piano and what parents can do to help are addressed.
- Time: 7:30 p.m. to approximately 8:45 p.m.
- Location: St. John’s Music Store (105 - 58th Avenue SE, Calgary), 3 blocks east of Chinook Mall. There is plenty of free parking
This meeting is open to the public. SOFA is an organization set up in response to Alberta Education’s proposed changes to our Fine Arts Curriculum. For more information, visit SOFA's website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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