Preparatory A (from 2+). Lesson 13
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Pedagogy: How to Help Your Child to Embrace Mistakes With Hiner Method
Today we are going to talk about one of our main characters - Mister Oops!
Do you remember what it was like to sit in class and get picked on when you weren’t sure you knew the answer?
Do you remember the fear?
At some point, did that fear turn into a fear of failure?
How has that fear served you? Did it really prepare you for life?
Probably not. . .
Life isn’t about getting the right answers. Life is about making mistakes and learning from them.
You’d never know that from the big red checks on the papers you brought home from school, would you?
One of the goals of Soft Mozart is to get students to embrace their mistakes and learn from them. If we don’t do that, they will quit trying.
Mr. Oops is our resident Silent Teacher.
He appears when the student has held a note not long enough. He carts baskets of notes across the page. He is not something to be feared but a friend to embrace.
He is present enough to get the student’s attention.
The student does all the work of getting back on track – no one tells them what to do.
They figure it out for themselves. Those lessons are remembered.
No big red marks. No looks of disappointment. No deep sighs of frustration.
The student’s confidence soars.
Mistakes become the path of learning.
Not just in music, but in life.
That’s sort of the point. Isn’t it?
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Music Dictation Preparation:
You are going to have a lot of fun with different melodies: listening. singing and placing cards after memorizing different melodies will develop your child's ear. voice and memory. Later I will teach you how to write the melodies down. Let's do it!
Here comes a video about how to do it. In my next lessons I will simply give you new files of new songs:
1. Keep practicing Hot Cross Buns
2. Keep Practicing 'Butterfly' and 'Butterfly DO'
3. Keep working on 'March' from the 'Nutcracker': ask your child to practice the Left hand, if the Right is too hard for him/her.
4. Keep practicing on the piano and listening the 'March' from the 'Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky
'Heartbeat of music' - watch the story, listen to the music in it.
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