This book validates, encourages and uplifts. She has produced a comprehensive overview of the role, rewards and tribulations of being a music teacher and the many ways and means of addressing a multitude of issues. Her hands-on experience, artistic flair and intelligence are in the forefront of this most readable book from which all can benefit. This is not a book that one sits down and digests at one sitting.
One needs time to contemplate some of the issues addressed in order to assimilate the concepts. The bibliography alerts the reader to some significant sources. Eye contact that interview panel or conference audience. That last week, in a group of three, some Year 4 clarinet beginners managed a few opening notes of Pink Panther in their third lesson.
I was as surprised as they were. With help from parents who play a little clarinet, they managed the first phrase next lesson. I sent an email to parents last year: It was a risk. Not just in Paris; I urge you to sign or write petitions to free journalists imprisoned or murdered for doing their job. Are private words safe? A quick riposte on FaceBook or Twitter is out there, can be read from apposite perspectives.
More disturbing is when private email has been hacked and circulated. People warm to humour, if well handled. Where relevant, humour can be a big audience winner. Jokes are safest if turned on oneself, perhaps relating a mishap or embarrassing situation. People respond to your openness. Beware especially of racism, profanity, or stamping on religious and political corns.
Test those hilarious jokes on the family over breakfast to discover just how effective they are. If you do upset anyone, have the courage and grace to apologise. You know those network situations where all have a minute to pop up and spruik their business? Usually I speak off the cuff, it feels natural.
This week, I crafted and read my words. As the presenter, about to give constructive feedback around the table, I had to set a positive example. I did a verbatim retake to show the difference. If you feel safer with a written text, so be it. L ook up to include your listeners.
Or deadlines loom for media releases, blogs and papers. Whether you write for the ear or the eye, I can craft your scribbled bullet points into engaging text; edit out words that invite stutters into those that flow off the tongue. And polish your content so it shines! However and whoever you celebrate.
My students played their concert last week. Because many students — and teachers — struggle to fit everything into the time before any big event.
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As I practise for solo performances this weekend, and prepare my students for exams and concerts, I need the advice in my own books! How music teachers change lives. They retreat into themselves, focus on their part or persona, and avoid arguments or upsets. Try to plan the lead-up days, to reschedule where possible any draining commitments.
Maintain a balanced, healthy diet.
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Curb caffeine, sugar, alcohol and…. Seasoned presenters have learned to go with the adrenaline rush, even to welcome it as a source of energy and vitality. It is the very breeding ground of those unsettling physical symptoms like dry mouth, queasy stomach and shaky hands — which even experienced speakers may occasionally experience. Try this quick fix to channel and focus this adrenaline by accessing the sophisticated part of the brain, the cerebral cortex. And unwelcome symptoms of nerves fall away like a pack of cards.
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Multiple signals buzz from brain to body. This is an excellent conductor of electrical energy, necessary to efficiently pass messages between the central nervous system, brain and sensory organs.
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During challenging times, maintain water intake to improve concentration, mental and physical co-ordination. It alleviates mental fatigue, increases energy levels, and keeps our brain firing. More frequent visits to the bathroom — another pesky performance symptom. Many performers notice that nerves increase their frequency of urination. The smooth muscle of the genito-urinary system contracts when our sympathetic system is activated.
Increased adrenaline rush and resulting cardiac racing can cause diuresis. Such issues are eased if we learn to channel that adrenaline away from such symptoms into energy. Drink plenty of water in pressured weeks, days, the morning of a performance. Ease back in the hours and minutes before, perhaps rinsing your mouth before walking onto the platform. On-stage, I like to have a water bottle at hand for a discreet sip between pieces. This helps another problem that besets performers; dry mouth.
Water is essential for voice production, to lubricate the vocal folds. Room temperature or warm is best; cold constricts and heat relaxes. Ruth offers one-on-one sessions in SE Qld or via Skype. You, or your students, face a big performance.
Ruth Bonetti brings her years of experience into Sounds and Souls to create a wonderful guide for music teachers, new and experienced. When reading Bonetti's work, there is no doubt she has a passion for teaching as it shines through on every page. In my opinion, teachers don't get the credit they deserve.
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They don't only change our lives, they become a part of them. They are some of our biggest influences from such a young age. But how do teachers deal with parents who have high expectations? Ho Ruth Bonetti brings her years of experience into Sounds and Souls to create a wonderful guide for music teachers, new and experienced. How do they manage their home studio? Read my full review here: Aug 11, Debbie Terranova rated it it was amazing. A comprehensive collection of information, tips and techniques for music teachers from a practising teacher and performer.
In a practical and straightforward way, Ruth Bonetti covers every aspect of the music teaching enterprise, from running a business insurance, fees, lesson agreements to managing yourself health, relaxation, maintaining energy levels , to managing students developmental stages, motivation, special needs and their parents. The book is well organised and easy to read, prov A comprehensive collection of information, tips and techniques for music teachers from a practising teacher and performer.
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