Students won't read!
Posted 09 November 2004 - 12:59 PM
We read and sing note names; we clap and count rhythms in the songs that we play. When they actually play the music, things such as a half note or moving quarter notes are played as if they have never seen music before. I know I have bright, intelligent students, so why are they not able to play the notes that they see on the page anymore???
Is there anything else that I can do? I am frustrated and don't know what to do next! I would hate to have to spend 30 minutes on 4 measures of music everyday!
Posted 10 November 2004 - 12:55 PM
Posted 12 March 2005 - 03:46 PM
I'd go back and examine what's happening at the beginner level. Try to get some outside opinions. Effective criticism can go a long way to fix future problems.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:47 PM
Parkersburg South High School Patriot Band
2nd horn, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
conductor, The Parkersburg Choral Society
Posted 14 February 2007 - 04:09 PM
Central Aroostook High School & Fort Street Elementary School Instrumental Music Teacher