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3D Teaching: The Icing on the Cake

Monday 16 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

Teachers often ask questions such as how can I teach shifting? What repertoire should I use? How do I develop this technical difficulty? Whilst these questions are important, they don’t account for the delivery of the information, or the environment established by the teacher.

 

This session will examine those more ambiguous and often forgotten about methods that take a lesson from good to magical. We will look at examples of such teaching and talk about small changes we can make to elevate the effectiveness of our teaching and create an environment we are ALL happy to learn in.

 

Behaviour management, use of vocabulary, layout of the room and pacing are just a few of the topics we will discuss.

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Rachel Cooper

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Registration Fee: £6 (FULL bursaries available - please tick the box on the registration form)

 
 

Engaging Rehearsals: Developing Rehearsal Technique

Tuesday 24 May

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

In this session we will explore, discuss and share ideas on what ingredients we, as teachers, need to create a rehearsal environment which is engaging, inspiring and motivating for young people. We’ll look at all levels from those who have just begun to play through to the most advanced musicians.

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Arlene Macfarlane

Registration Fee: £6 (FULL bursaries available - please tick the box on the registration form)

 

The Gift of Performance

Monday 13 June

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

If a performance feels like a test, are we losing the potential for magic and growth?

 

This session will explore the ways in which we can promote a healthy dynamic in both our teaching rooms and the performance experiences we create for our students that encourages experimentation and freedom as opposed to fear of failure.

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Rachel Cooper

Registration Fee: £6 (FULL bursaries available - please tick the box on the registration form)

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Developing Notation Skills 

Thursday 16 June

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

In this session we will look at ways to link aural learning and musicianship with playing from notation, following a holistic and musical approach.  Joëlle will be drawing on her experience in group and individual string teaching but the approach and many of the concepts are transferable to learning other instruments. 

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Joelle Broad

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Registration Fee: £6 (FULL bursaries available - please tick the box on the registration form)

 
 
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‘Mistakes are the Portal to Progress’

Monday 27 June

7.30-8.30pm UK Time

Often we might feel a host of negative feelings directly after encountering a mistake in our playing. In the vast landscape of learning, this can feel bumpy and hard to navigate for students and parents alike.

 

We would like to invite you to join us in giving mistakes the makeover they deserve. Make a giant mental pivot and reframe mistakes as windows for change, portals for progress, and our body’s beautiful way of rewriting what might happen next.

 

Mistakes are road signs pointing to what we should practice differently. They serve as a dropped pin for the map we call our score. And they open our ears to improvisation and bring us closer to our true potential.

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Amy Beth Horman

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Registration Fee: £6 (FULL bursaries available - please tick the box on the registration form)

 
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Developing Right Hand Flexibility (Upper Strings Teachers)

Monday 4 July

7.30 - 8.30 pm UK Time

This session will explore the importance of flexibility in the right hand, when we might start to develop it, how we could do this effectively as well as discussing ways to overcome common challenges.

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Rachel Cooper

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Registration Fee: £6 (FULL bursaries available - please tick the box on the registration form)