Adaptations in music teaching
(type of education) music teacher, the
I have always given in class instruction and during the pandemic we all had to go online. So, where we used to teach on campus, I now had to organise online sessions with students ranging from 8 to 55 years of age. I also teach children with disabilities which means that I had to adapt my teaching methodology when we went online.
In what ways did you respond to this dilemma
Music tuition on campus doesn’t differ all that much from online as you sit opposite each other and there might be a Q and A between the teacher and the student. The only real difference is that you cannot play together as there is a time lapse which means that you do not play at the same time.
What are the implications for teaching and learning now that the pandemic is not closing schools?
I wrote 40 studies for the trumpet entitled Corona études. I continue designing new studies this academic year as I am very pleased with the progress my students make. The studies I write focus on particular issues my students have when playing the trumpet. This way I can work very student centred or maybe it is more personalized learning. I feel I am continuously monitoring my students’ needs and the choices they make when learning how to play the trumpet. So, I can say more about their personal learning curve.