It is very encouraging to see many of my students go into the school band programs and talk about how they are helping out their classmates. Doing things to help out the other students gives them a sense of participation, teamwork, and leadership.
Well it has been a long time since the last post! Other projects and priorities were happening, but Ellie and I are ready to get back into the swing of regular blog posting. It is one of our New Year's Resolutions!
Something I notice myself doing quite often with students is helping them to start imagining what the music sounds like before they play it. This helps students get a sense of how correctly they are playing a song and get more out of their practice time.
There are several ways of getting your recital piece to the finished, "Ready to Perform" stage. Our students have one month and one day to get to this point. So that is why I thought this would be a good topic for the March blog.
If you look in Wikipedia for the different styles of music, there are hundreds upon hundreds. In preparing to write this blog I was searching for reasons to have my students study Baroque, Classical, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Popular and others.