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by Jamey Mann, Catoctin School of Music 0ver the course of my playing and teaching career I’ve developed a couple rules. These rules are simple, but effective for the students that follow them. I’ve developed these rules to help students think about and process the information they are seeing in their music, to help them understand the importance of listening to what they are doing and...

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First of all, even if it seems like a silly question to ask, we have to ask ourselves why does learning how to dance have to be fun? A lot of the time, teachers want to teach as much as possible, giving lots of information to their students without noticing that a good part of it won't do any good. Think of eating for example, when you...

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There are many ways to share the love for music, some choose to see it as hobby, others as a full time job, but there are cases in a musician's life where they live to practice various ways to live from music, and it's interesting to see how someone as a teacher goes from cultivating young minds to becoming legends in the history of music. While...

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When teaching, there is an obvious difference of students and teacher, and it defines the space in which each of them operates, this is, a predominance of speaker on the teacher's side, and a predominance of listeners on the student's side, but what to do when this dynamic changes, and what is the difference on it being caused by a good thing or a bad...

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There is a big difference between teaching children and teaching adults, this changes the dynamic of the class whether  it is online or in person. There is a reason why some people prefer to work with children and why others prefer to have a more mature class, and it's because the experience is almost completely different. It could be very helpful to think about these...

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