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Scaling Musical Mountains Of Mastery

Sep 28, 2018 8:43:18 AM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in excellence, practice tips, Mindset, grit, music, music teaching, mastery, practice, pursuit of excellence, tips


Strategies To Teaching Children Music Without Overwhelm

Teaching music to children is highly rewarding yet extremely challenging if you have never done it.  There’s so much information to cover.  Where to start?  

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Teaching Strategies For Growth Mindset

Jun 2, 2014 11:14:27 AM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in effort, focus, growth mindset, home schooling, learning, persistence, students, success, teachers, teaching strategies, tips for teachers, curriculum ideas for teachers, early childhood education, fluid mindset, framing, kali trzesniewski, Mindset,, music lessons, music teacher, nyc, advice for teachers, Blog, brooklyn, carol deck mindset, carol dweck, education, fixed mindset, grit, growth, how to praise children, how to teach music, lisa blackwell, new york, parenting, park slope, mastery, music students, music teachers, self-belief, Teaching Methods, tools for teachers


What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it's talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these.

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Why Memorizing Music Is So Important

May 10, 2013 11:30:37 AM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in brain, children, learning, learning music, preparing for recital, teaching music, early childhood development, importance, Lesson Plan Ideas, memorization, methods, music and memory, music curriculum, music for children, music teacher, performance anxiety, skills, art, beauty, early music teaching, education, history, how memory works, how to get my child to practice, how to practice, how to teach, imagery, life, memorization skills, memorizing, musician, power, practicing music, life lessons, life skills, mastery, pedagogy, suzuki method, recital, Teaching Methods, visualization


With all of my students, I stress the importance of memorizing their pieces, especially for performance at a recital. Here's some of the reasons why.

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Why Music Recitals Are Like Life Skills 101

Jun 15, 2011 12:06:48 PM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in guidance, learning, importance of music, performance anxiety, public speaking, self improvement, advice, Blog, discipline, fear, music recital, young people, how to learn, importance of recitals, life lessons, life skills, mastery, pattern recognition, public performance, recital, teaching children, Teaching Methods


Or things I wish I knew when I was 8 years old...

We had such a great recital last Saturday and it made me think of how important these events are for so many reasons.
Spring Recital 2011

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