Planning Courses of Study Competent music teachers plan courses of study for their students on a regular basis using a wide range of music, musical concepts, and materials.
Facilitating Competent music teachers foster students' interest and facilitate their musical learning by using a variety of resources, eqipments, technology, materials, methods, music and teaching styles and strategies.
Fostering an Education Environment - Competent music teachers provide and cultivate settings that are conducive to learning and performance, and that are inclusinve of students and familis from varied backgrounds, cultures, and capabilities. They provide settings for a course of study that encourages student confidence, independence, teamwork, and high achievement.
Assessing Musical Growth Competent music teachers use multiple evaluation methods regularly to assess and convery the progress of students' musical growth and performance, and to gather data for planning subsequent courses of study.
1) Discuss your philosophy of memorization and performance. Is memorization of recital repertoire necessary in you studio? Why or why not?
2) Suggest a curriculum for the first year for and average 8-10 year old beginner. Cite specific books, supplementary music and sets of materials.
3) List 10 musical concepts you would expect a student to experience/master in the first year of study. (The Uzsler book has good information on this.)
4) Plan a program for a 12 year old boy who is playing Clementi, Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1.
5) Describe and explain how you include sightplaying/singing skills in your teaching curriculum.
a) List materials and equipment used.
b) List and describe ways you evaluate these skills.