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!
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!
Hello Everyone, YES, the name of this series just changed, in fact more than once. I am sorry for any confusion with the initial name of the series. The mission remains the same - to help you stay supported in the special work you do. Thanks, Heather
Hello and a heartfelt welcome to this new facet of M4YV.
I know you are working hard and I believe the WORLD NEEDS YOUR TALENTS NOW MORE THAN EVER.
Training a musical instrument develops a creative mind. Our complex world with it's complex problems needs creative thinkers to develop creative solutions and that is where you come in. Your work as a violin teacher (and/or parent of a young musician) fills this void by nurturing creative brains in young children and I want to help you stay supported in the process with this new series.
Teach With PASSION is a series of short (2-3 minutes) & informal videos designed to help you re-charge your musician teaching battery on those days when:
1- The same student showed up for their 10th lesson in a row putting a C# in the Key of G Major (or playing a Minor piece in a Major tonality, etc...).
2- You are not helping a student reach their optimal level and are open to tips for how to better navigate a teaching situation.
Teach With PASSION is also for the teacher that is:
1- Busy and on a limited budget $$$ so unable to attend/afford a teacher training seminar but still have excitement in your heart to glean new ideas to be the best teacher you can be!
2- The burned out teacher who needs a re-charge. Hey, it's a hectic world and being a self employed violin teacher can have it's challenges. Come to me and let's feed that fire and help you stay engaged with your work.
Teach With PASSION is also for:
1- Parents of young musicians. I know the title seems to suggest otherwise but if you are parenting a young musician then you are the home teacher and vital to their growth. I think these videos will be fantastic for you too but just couldn't make the title so long as to include your special role.
2- Awesome people who love exploring human potential. Hey, we may use the violin to teach music but what we are really doing is teaching life so these videos can have a vast application to whatever genre you are passionate about.
Welcome to this new project and please leave comments. Your experience and wisdom is valuable and benefits other's so we would love to hear from you. Feel free to comment here or on the videos. Thanks! Heather
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!