pedagogy

October 13, 2019 at 11:54pm

There are better ways to encourage your child to learn music than to nag at them, says one music professor.

Your child claims to want lessons, but doesn’t seem to put in the effort. The prospect of paying another term’s tuition is the last straw. You order your child off the couch and direct them to their instrument.

What ought to be a rewarding activity for your child has become a bone of contention between you. And you dislike the nagging parent you’ve become.

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There are better ways to encourage your child to learn music than to nag at them, says one music professor.

Your child claims to want lessons, but doesn’t seem to put in the effort. The prospect of paying another term’s tuition is the last straw. You order your child off the couch and direct them to their instrument.

What ought to be a rewarding activity for your child has become a bone of contention between you. And you dislike the nagging parent you’ve become.

#parent #teacher #lesson #pedagogy

October 9, 2019 at 6:55am

Is your child learning just three piano exam pieces, and practicing the same scales and arpeggios day in and out every grading year so that he can take the piano exam?

Sounds too familiar? Most importantly, is there anything bad with this approach at all, and is there even any good? Should you, as a parent, be concerned?

#parent #teacher... See More

Is your child learning just three piano exam pieces, and practicing the same scales and arpeggios day in and out every grading year so that he can take the piano exam?

Sounds too familiar? Most importantly, is there anything bad with this approach at all, and is there even any good? Should you, as a parent, be concerned?

#parent #teacher #lesson #methodology #pedagogy #exam