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A Model of Excellence: A Workshop for Teachers to Improve their Teaching and Performing Abilities

Being a "model of excellence" is the most important attribute that a good, no great, teacher can have.

Students imitate both our good and our not so good habits, therefore we need to model excellent tone, excellent phrasing, excellent technique and excellent musicianship in our lessons. In short, we need to be a model of excellence.

For instance, if you secretly feel like your fourth finger is weak or your octaves just don't "feel right", chances are your students feel the same way. Sorting these issues out in your own playing is like putting your mask on first. Once you've done that, then you can help others!

Teachers who are interested in improving their skills are invited to participate in our all day, online interactive workshop on preparing for the Certificate/Associate Teaching Diplomas. The workshop is suitable for budding teachers as well as those with more experience. This workshop is also relevant for teachers who don't wish to prepare for the whole diploma, but wish to sharpen up their skills. Click here for full details of the scheduled topics.

The all-day, online workshop takes place this Sunday: 20 September 2020

Topics such as choosing a method book are covered, as well as selecting repertoire that is pedagogically, musically and technically enriching. Participants will be discover and be shown excellent strategies for solving technical problems and how to apply that to their own playing and teaching.

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Teachers who have successfully prepared for these exams report that:

  • their technique and performing skills vastly improve

  • they have solutions for their students to help solve technical and other difficulties

  • their confidence in their own teaching ability has grown

  • they attract higher calibre students

  • they have grown their business

If you are interested in improving your teaching abilities, then this workshop will get you started. Don't forget to use the coupon code: SUBSCRIBER10

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