niece taking weekly lessons from pro...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Phatmon, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. Phatmon

    Phatmon New Friend

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    Right now he has her working on basic speed drills, paying attention to her part when playing a duet, slurring and learning more sharps and flats. The book she uses goes no higher than d in the staff. At home I help her with what the instructor has assigned her but we also do our own "lesson" If I am practicing say out of Arbans and she likes the way something sounds she will ask me to show her, so I wil play and she will immitate the fingerings without actually looking at the music. Lately the scales I have been playing get up to a above the staff which she can not hit yet, but f# or even g she can hit fine. I know the teacher does not have her at this range yet and I have not told him what she can hit. I do not want to step on his shoes or anything like that. Is she benefitting from what I am showing her or is it best for her to just go at the teachers pace. :?
     
  2. Yoder

    Yoder Piano User

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    I think you are adding a great touch to her education. If you go to my site http://www.co-bw.com then there are a couple of pages I would encourage you to go to learn how to optimize your teaching children music. First, check out on the main page what I call "The Site of the Month." These folks from Rice University have one of the greatest web sites when if comes to information. I link you to their music program that give some great advice, and they also have a free music theory course your niece may be interested in. Also, go to my main links page and check out the "Music Theory and Education" links. I am a ZeuS dealer, glad to see you own one, but am an educator by profession.

    With my site I trying to build a place where educators and students can go to find musical resources. You may get some different looking pages as I am in the middle of re-building. My "Site-map" also has a lot of good information that can only be found there.

    I think anything you do in addition to what the child gets from the teacher, instructor, etc., is extremely valuable. You are providing you niece with some good tutoring, I wish my math students had concerned adults in their lives that were as willing to help them. Good work, and keep it up. 8)
     
  3. Phatmon

    Phatmon New Friend

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    Thanks so much for the positive reply and encouragement. She really enjoys playing and takes a really big intersest in alot of the greats, Dizzy, Miles,Chet,Arturo,etc. She is in 5th grade and will not be in band till next year so she has a decent "headstart". She has an Olds Ambassador which she is learning on but sometimes likes to use my Olympus when she goes to lessons. I love the horn and if I am not mistaken I own the sixth one that was made according to the serial number. We will check out your website this weekend, all your help is much appreciated. :D
     

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