The dream of every music teacher is a roster full of independent music students that play well.
Music teachers spend a lot of time each week correcting mistakes. Most of the lesson time is spent on notes and rhythm.
Students slowly struggle through their pieces.
Who is to blame?
That’s a tricky question and probably not the best question we could ask.
The better question is…
How do we create non-needy, independent music students?
That’s the focus of today’s video, and in this video we talk about:
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Here’s what we cover in the episode:
(0:00) Daniel shares his strategy behind simple teaching vs. abstract teaching
(7:40) Why to STOP using so many words (even when you’re teaching theory)!!
(12:38) Ditch the metronome… you can teach rhythm this way
(16:00) How to measure “success” in your studio
(23:02) What your students can do right now to develop independence in lessons
(28:47) Leveling up as a teacher… being needed for more than just information
Is it possible to create independent piano students? Guitar students? Students of any discipline?
It’s not a pipe dream… provided teachers have a mindset shift.
It’s crucial that you teach a learning process to your students… not individual pieces!
What do you think? Do you have comments or pushback?
Let us know in the comments below!
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