January 8, 2018 @ 9:45 am – 11:00 am
Workshop: Motivating Students to Practice: The Effective Practice Journal
Presenter: Dr. Patty Lee
Students leave lessons with a wealth of knowledge you have just shared with them on how to improve their musical skills. However, it is difficult to get some students to practice thoughtfully and consistently, let alone with excitement. This lecture will discuss ways in which teachers can gradually grow independence in their students by asking engaging questions about careful listening and detail-oriented practice so that students know their growing musical opinions matter. It will also discuss practical ways teachers can help students to organize their practice time so students are able to achieve all of their goals.