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Teaching Influences.

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:45 am



What are some of you biggest influences in your teaching style?

Something I am really big into is the whole choir thing. Thats actually what I am going to school for. I have been incorperating alot of techniques I have learned by studying choral conducting. Its amazing how you can get the sound you want so fast by using your hands, and body carriage when in front of the ensemble. The only downside is trying to get them to keep that sound when you aren't there. Is there anything you guys do to get kids to think about things without having to remind them?


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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:45 pm



I'm not much of a teacher nor I'm skilled enough to teach anyone
reading music is my most important skill that I compare musicians to. so my opinion is, if you can't read music, you're not a musician. but I weigh theories and basis heavily also.
and I really like the idea of making sure that the student has a full understanding of theories, has solid enough techniques, and has good enough chops.
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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:55 pm



I teach perfection from the start.

My method may seem slow, but it creates solid players quite fast.
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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:42 pm



teh_Guardian wrote:I teach perfection from the start.

My method may seem slow, but it creates solid players quite fast.
agreed
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My choir director would be my biggest influence.

Choir is the cool thing in school, and it's because of him... from what I've seen,

You have to make students relate to and understand the music.

You have to be their friend first, then their director.

You have to give everyone a fair shot.

And last but not least, you have to be honest 100% of the time.

It's all about them respecting you, and once you have that, they're extremely easy to teach.
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Though I normally say my current instructor, Greg Wagner, is my biggest influence, I would have to say it was my elementary school teacher, Ken Foltz. He didn't make you play music; he made you WANT to play music. My fourth grade year when he gave us the option to try out for chorus, every single person volunteered.

I want to be able to make people want to play.
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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:02 pm



doublebassheeltoe wrote: He didn't make you play music; he made you WANT to play music. My fourth grade year when he gave us the option to try out for chorus, every single person volunteered.

I want to be able to make people want to play.
Could you explain how he did that? That is my ultimate goal as well.
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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:10 pm



oh yeah another thing
TEACH THEM THOSE DANG 40 STANDARD RUDIMENTS!
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Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:28 pm



tk_TemPoRarY wrote:oh yeah another thing
TEACH THEM THOSE DANG 40 STANDARD RUDIMENTS!
Amen!! Preach it, brother!!!
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Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:42 am



PhantomPhan89 wrote:
doublebassheeltoe wrote: He didn't make you play music; he made you WANT to play music. My fourth grade year when he gave us the option to try out for chorus, every single person volunteered.

I want to be able to make people want to play.
Could you explain how he did that? That is my ultimate goal as well.

Well, we were in elementary school, so our minds were still open to basically anything. And, he figured out that if you can show a kid something cool, that has to do with music, and then tell them they can do it too, the kid will try to make it happen. So, the interest will start at an early age.

As proof, I just figured out that out of 24 kids in my music class at Ludlow Elementary School, fourteen are in the marching band at Ludlow High School, three are in the marching band at Holmes High School, three are in the Marching Band at Scott High School, one is in the band at Ryle High School, and then there's me.

22 out of 24 is definitely a good rate. Too bad Mr. Foltz got fired because he was too old and he was getting paid too much.
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:25 pm



Teachers... paid too much=no such thing :wink:
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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:39 pm



gshuda_22 wrote:Teachers... paid too much=no such thing :wink:
I agree
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