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Pedagogy Forum

While in India this year, I gave a workshop called "The Three P's: Preparation, Practice, and Performance". One part dealt with a handout that encouraged comments from the individuals attending the workshop. The following comments are taken from the handout as well as from the participants in the audience; therefore, this forum is in the format of general comments and in no particular order. What I found interesting was how pervasive our common problems are in the music community and the unique ways we try to motivate and guide our students.

Undoubtedly, each of us have some special ways of encouraging more meaningful practice time, so don't be modest … share your helpful ideas with the rest of us as we begin a new teaching year. Feel free to add to the list! As Pete Seeger, the famous folk singer said, "Practice does not make perfect but it sure makes for improvement!"

Mary Tickner, Coordinator
Please phone or fax all ideas for topics and questions for Pedagogy Forum to Mary at 604.263.1592.