Parent Talk with Terry Durbin and Gabe Bolkosky
Tenants of motivation and Review
- Eye before ear
- Parent involvement
- Private and group instruction are both necessary
- Review, review, review and then review some more!
- Listen daily
- Step-by-step learning
*pull the most difficult sections out of a song to practice again and again….Heidi calls these “box sections”
- Share a common repertoire
*one should not shoot for quantity, but rather for optimal technique-we’re in the game of teaching technique not volumes of pieces
*Help the child develop a keen interest in self expression through music rather than focusing on advancement to the next piece
Parent Talk with Terry Durbin and Gabe Bolkosky click here to download all of the notes
Special thanks to Amy Reid for taking and formatting the ideas of Terry and Gabe into such a clear document!