teaching music

I think music concepts should be taught first as a big picture, then drilled down to build back up. Wouldn’t it be better if you found one trial that lead to the next to the next and got you to the top of that music mountain, where you see everything?

Bob Gillis is a mentor, teacher of my daughter, and a great musician. Bob focuses on jazz piano/keyboard and trumpet as well as other horns.

When playing arpeggios I find this is the first place I lose my dexterity and skill when I don’t take the time to keep up on them. Here a couple of techniques to improve your practice.

Practicing or playing music scales can be a boring task for many music students. This is because the practice of grouping notes is not well communicated to the student.

Approaching the Piano or keyboard. Some teach that the high wrist and holding your hands up is the way to start however, others believe that a relaxed light resting of the hands at the keyboard is the way to go. Here’s a couple of ideas to help you explore your approach.

Thinking about introducing a new piece of music? In teaching you often have an agenda or are helping a student learn a piece that he or she has requested. New pieces are great ways to teach new concepts, but you need to be careful and avoid introducing too much at once. Guest Blogger Maria Rainier explains.

Have you ever asked:How do I stop procrastinating and just practice the music elements I need to study?I’ve just relearned a technique It’s called an accountability buddy.

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