There are a few principles which guide my teaching style, no matter what the subject. The first is, "There is no piece of information so complex that it cannot be broken down into bites which are small enough for anyone to digest." If the student is cooperative, and the teacher is skilled at deconstructing the material, I do believe that anyone can learn anything.
The second is, "Begin where the student is." People come to me, especially music students, with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. It's important that their existing knowledge be the basis for our study together.
My teaching experience is very broad, from being a classroom teacher, to giving private lessons, to being a musical director, sometimes for children, sometimes for adults. And the largest part of musical directing is teaching.
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