Tips for teaching...and more

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by iainmcl, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Huff-Puff

    Huff-Puff New Friend

    Mar 28, 2008
    There is no substitute for experience. The longer you do something the better you get at it. Just because I could play well I believed I would be a good teacher. Looking back I was doing my best but didn't have the knowledge. I learnt more from teaching primary school kids and those at the the most basic level than teaching someone who could already play well. If you want to be a better teacher my advice would be to talk to teachers who have experience teaching the basics. You'll learn alot that you can apply to the more experienced student and develop those techniques yourself. Eveyone has something different to offer and we should all learn from each other.
  2. Billy B

    Billy B Pianissimo User

    Nov 5, 2004
    Des Moines, IA
  3. iainmcl

    iainmcl Pianissimo User

    Nov 4, 2006
    New Zealand
    Thanks Huff-Puff. I'm starting to learn this now. I have one private student that's coming to me now also. He's been playing classical and brass-band all his life, and now wants to learn to improvise. I'm having quite a bit of fun going back to the beginning of my first year and doing a little re-learning myself.

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