Teaching Musical Skill – Term 4

Course Details

Date: Wednesday 30 October 2024
Time: 9.00am to 2:30pm
Term: Term 4
Location: Level 2, 99 York Street, Sydney
Presenter: Michael Griffin
Price: Individual enrolment $400 +GST

Course Description

Knowing how to practise is the most important skill for musicians. Types of repetition, identifying patterns to simplify learning, practising in small portions, and slow practice are core.

This course explores the most effective methods of teaching these concepts to students, including explanation for understanding, observation to collect feedback, and physical and metacognitive modelling.

Participants will learn:

  • Factors impacting differential ability
  • Repetition, drills, and associated issues
  • The four modes for playing music
  • Music patterns and chunking
  • Slow practice, myelin and accuracy
  • Practice time and the importance of sleep
  • Observing student practice and modelling
  • Teaching expression
  • Singing
  • Growth Mindset and Music
  • Access to a large collection of music education resources

Minimum and Max enrolment numbers: 6 – 20

Teaching Standards

This course is NESA Accredited for 4 hours and 30 minutes in partnership with Michael Griffin.

Completing Teaching Musical Skill will contribute 4 hours and 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing Standard Descriptor 1.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. 

1.1.2 Use teaching strategies based on knowledge of students’ physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics to improve student learning

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