Differences in the Resources that School and Studio Music Teachers Need

December 9, 2008 at 9:22 am | Posted in Music Teacher Profession | Leave a comment
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Generally, teachers are associated with schools. These are the usual schools with students attending classes everyday with fixed schedules. They have different grade levels and diverse subjects. Schools teachers are mostly pictured in classrooms, doing lectures and giving out written tests

Among these teachers are school music teachers. But, they teach a subject basically dissimilar to other schools subjects in more ways than one. In turn, they do need unique sets of resources.

Music teachers here have a lesson plan to follow as well as a schedule on when to tackle the certain lessons. To make these lesson plans, they need resources to prepare how they would present the subject matters.

The library, most especially if there is one in their own schools, is a goldmine of resources. While the new breed of teachers can argue that this is quite old-fashioned, the library has bested the tests of times to still persist. Besides, their books are still more extensive references for a lot of topics.

Their co-teachers are also good resources. The beauty of teaching music, or any subject for that matter, in schools is you get colleagues at hand. They can be of assistance to you if you are doubtful on how to manage a certain subject matter or even a certain class. They get to share personal experiences as music teachers, and learn from the process.

You also have your superiors not only to look up to as inspirations, but also as a source of knowledge. Your immediate supervisors in that same line of subject would be more experienced and thus can provide you wise tips to improve your craft.

And though they are both music teachers, those who teach in ordinary schools have different requirements from their counterparts in private music studios. Private music studios present a highly different environment for both music teachers and the music students.

Music studios cater to students who want to learn more about music alone. In a way this makes it easier for the private teachers. The students can focus on students, and since it is a relatively smaller venue, the teachers can also focus on their students.

However, they might need more resources than the music teachers formerly defined. First, but at times overlooked, is that they are now part of the studio’s administration. They would surely be delegated clerical works. Resources they would need may involve manpower to focus on the administrative stuffs.

They can tap the vastness of the coverage of the internet for this. There are now music teachers’ resources available that directly meet the administrative needs of this profession. They could even use the internet to market or promote their studios.

But in terms of resources for the lesson proper, they have more leeway. They do not have to really follow some rules or guidelines to how and when to go about with their teachings. They can then use whatever resources that they think suit their lessons.

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