Music Teaching – Making It More Interactive and Innovative

June 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Posted in Music Teachers Resources | Leave a comment
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Music teaching is fun – such a very rewarding and challenging experience, a noble and inspiring profession, and most of all, a very fulfilling passion. Most music teachers would agree with me if I say that music teaching is more than a profession – it is a passion and a commitment that we need to fulfill both to earn for a living and of course, make life worth living.

Here are some useful tips on how we can make music teaching more fun, exciting and innovative:

Create a very supportive classroom climate.

Students learn best within cohesive and caring learning communities. As a music teacher, you have to be very versatile and flexible enough on how you can encourage and motivate your students not just to attend his or her classes and sessions with you but most of all, learn, understand, enjoy and love music. A cohesive and supportive learning community helps music teacher to make the learning process more effective and much away from boredom and school anxieties. We, music educators shall be the role models of an individual with a positive and cheerful disposition, friendliness, emotional maturity, sincerity, and affection towards our students both as individuals and as learners.

Providing more avenues for the learners to acquire, adopt and apply.

Give the learners more and more opportunities to learn music and make it their craft, hobby or passion. By doing this, there would be higher chances where they can learn and enjoy music at the fullest. Based from many researches and studies of education experts, students learn more when most of the available time is allocated to curriculum-related activities and the classroom management system that emphasize long-term learning and maximum acquisition of knowledge and skills.

Use innovative strategies and lots of interactive classroom activities.

The use of technology inside the classroom as well as the integration of other multimedia music teaching techniques such as the use of audio-visual tools, power point presentation projected over the LCD, Internet, web research, blogging, video demos, video uploading, and a lot more.

Another great way to go is to use music teacher software that can help you find the most reliable and effective resources online. Without overspending and taking much of your time, effort and resources, these web-based programs can actually provide you with the kind of professional music teaching assistance that you have been looking for quite some time.

Let them learn their ways to a more effective and efficient music learning.

Music teaching has to be dynamic and creative. Sometimes music teachers need to animate, reinvent and experiment more and more strategies that our students will surely enjoy, appreciate and love. We use collaborative learning because we believe it helps students learn more effectively, many of us also place a high premium on teaching strategies that go beyond mere mastery of content and ideas as it also promotes a larger educational agenda, one that encompasses several intertwined rationales.

So what are you waiting for? This is indeed the right time to take your music teaching experience to the next level. Whatever reasons you have in mind, such need or eagerness to strive for the best is good enough to jumpstart a better, brighter and a more positive music teaching career. Enjoy music teaching and always have fun with the students.

Music teaching can be more interactive and innovative with this software for music teachers. – Earl Marsden

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