I love working with strong willed children because I know that what comes out on the other end is a passionate musician and a human being with vision and resolute - all things I value. I am also human and when my sweet 5 year old student came to 10 lessons in a row this winter with only a big "NO" I began to question my teaching approach since things appeared to be stagnant and I was not confident I was actually helping her. In this 3 minute video titled: "No, No, No!!!! Tips for Working with Strong Willed Children" learn 4 things:
BTW - Immediately after making this video the mother texted me a practice video of her daughter who was in the process of doing her assignment 110x that day! Wow, that is exactly why we never quit before the child!
How do you help your child or student when they are expressing a strong "NO"?
Please share in the comments below, thanks!
Welcome to my little video titled "Mini Toilet Plungers (+ FUNNEST Way Ever to Teach Pizzicato & Harmonics!)" in just 2 minutes and 26 seconds I share the funnest way ever to teach left hand pizzicato or harmonics + some fantastic philosophy & resources to help your students reach their potential and keep your creative juices flowing. You will learn 3 things in this video:
"Hey? Where can I get these cute plungers?"
They are called Party Plungers and on Amazon for about $9 (click this link to find).
What do you do to add creativity and fun to your teaching?
Please let us know in the comments below, thanks!
Finger Patterns for Violinists
You do not have to be a fan of Star Trek to appreciate the benefits of incorporating finger patterns into your teaching. In this video titled "Finger Patterns for Violinists & Fun Pop Culture Reference" you will learn 4 things::
How do you teach finger patterns in your studio? Please let us know in the comments below, thanks!
The Chocolate Challenge
Ah yes, chocolate - this marvelous part of the human experience has made it's way into my studio for a playful challenge that I offer as a 2-way street to my students. In "The Chocolate Challenge (YES! this is as fun as it sounds)" you will learn a neat way to add some personality into your teaching and help your student find a new potential in themselves in 7 days.
What do you do to create challenge and incentive in your studio? Let us know in the comments below, Thanks!
Hi! It's me, Heather. I absolutely love working on the Music for Young Violinists project and all the many facets: blogging, website, music, teaching materials, freebies, videos, newsletter and giveaway contests. The best part is connecting with you so feel free to drop me a line. You can learn more about me on the "ABOUT" page. Thanks!