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Archive for April, 2012

Teaching Music To Children

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Teaching music to children is one of the most of the important things a music teacher can do. It is very easy to teach music to children because naturally children learn through hearing. Children are auditory learners beginning at birth.

When you introduce musical concepts to children, using rhythms is the easiest and fastest way to engage a student. Clap a rhythm and have the child clap it back to you. Kids (and even adults) think this is a blast, especially when the student gets a chance to make up their own rhythms to clap back to you.

Learning rhythms by playing games is not only enjoyable for the students, it strengthens their musical foundation since rhythm is one of main components of music. Once you get the students interacting and internalizing the beat, the melody quickly follows. Change the rhythm and keep the notes and the song often is not recognizable.

The place where some music teachers go wrong when teaching music to children is when rhythm has not been strengthened from the beginning. So many teachers teach notes, when really they should be teaching rhythm. Notes will come, rhythm needs to be internalized. When the students have a strong foundation in this area, they will be able to grow to the next level because they will have a base to build upon.

One method that uses this technique of teaching music to children through listening is the Suzuki Method. The Suzuki Method is based upon the idea that we begin life by hearing the sounds of our world. It is then natural to hear music and process it through listening first instead of trying to identify the black and white music note markings on a page of music.

Teaching music to children can be fun and exciting if you begin developing their ears by taking a rhythmic approach first.

Home Tutoring For Children

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Home tutoring is an affordable way to help your child realize his or her potential. Whether it’s school work or some extra-curricular activity that you’re interested in providing for your child, there’s a tutor out there willing to help you.

Home tutoring can be a lot more than just ‘extra lessons’. The important contribution of home tutors is providing individual attention to boost your child’s learning. There are a host of scenarios in which private tutoring can be a lifeline:

Coaching for tests or exams. We all know how tedious revising can be. It’s also possible to do it the wrong way. Tutors with experience in Private tutoring will help to keep your child to a revision routine as well as making sure that they are learning effectively.

Home tutoring offers focused attention that will help your child to get up to speed. There are some subjects, like math, where once your child falls behind, there’s little chance of them catching up without extra help. The detrimental effects can impair your child’s educational progress for years to follow.

Children with learning disabilities can benefit enormously from the expertise of a trained tutor who specializes in personalized private tutoring. A child who struggles with a subject because of dyslexia, numeracy problems or concentration issues can develop a negative attitude to learning. private tutoring can address these problems.

Private tutoring isn’t only about school work and boosting grades. These days all parents understand the importance of being well-rounded. That’s why a lot of parents are part-time cab drivers, ferrying the kids to after-school classes of various kids.

You may be able to find a home tutoring service by word of mouth. The internet will give you a great idea of the wide range of home tutoring services available in your area, in all sorts of learning areas.