Teaching Tricks, Tales, Trials and Tidbits



Give choices:  choose 2 great songs or 2 different lessons and let the students choose which to do.  Watch them perk up when they have invested their energy to make a "choice."  You can allow the class to vote, or perhaps give the power to one child who needs to feel a little control.
Researchers suggest that the MOST important qualities of a child's first music teacher (public or private) are to be able to communicate well and to pass on their love of music.