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What Exactly Is The Musicolor Method?

Dec 11, 2015 1:13:10 PM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in About The Method, conference, home school, step by step, teacher training, tips for music teachers, tips for teachers, courses, Lesson Plan Ideas, Mindset, ongoing training, post-graduate, blueprint, certification, courses for music teachers, education, graduate training, music method, musicolor method, piano teachers, printables for music teachers, process for music teachers, professional development, music education, pedagogy, recent music education graduates, training for music teachers

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Thanks so much for responding with your questions, comments and feedback.  I've heard from a lot of you and realized there are still many questions on what is the Musicolor Method.

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The Power of Personalizing Songs For Young Students

Dec 9, 2015 2:07:21 PM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in About The Method, andrew ingkavet, how to teach kids music, is 4 too young to start piano lessons? piano for p, songs, teaching music, benefits of music lessons, early childhood education, Lesson Plan Ideas, music curriculum, personalization, professional development for teachers, advice for music teaching, how to make practice fun, how to teach music, music method, musicolor method, how to teach preschoolers music, teaching kids

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In a lesson this morning, I was showing 4 year old B to play a simple song, a variation on Brother John.  She loved it especially because I realized she didn't have any brothers, but we could substitute her sister's name in the song.  So what was Brother John became Sister Iris!  She was jumping up and down with joy and couldn't wait to sing it for her mom and sister.  Such a simple way to create engagement and joy!

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How To Make Practicing Fun For Your Music Students

Sep 17, 2015 12:06:29 PM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in andrew ingkavet, games to teach music, how to teach kids music, teaching ideas, Lesson Plan Ideas, music curriculum, music teacher, music teacher best practices, gamification, how to make practice fun, music method, practicing tips, games for music students, music practice tips, music student best practices, teaching kids music, the musicolor method, tips and tricks for music teachers

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The importance of listening to the right music

Sep 11, 2015 10:40:22 AM / by Andrew Ingkavet posted in song selection, teaching music, age appropriate music, exposure to music, Lesson Plan Ideas, listening, music for children, music student, music teacher, piano student, right music, VJ, what is the right music, choosing music for preschoolers, choosing music for your children, choosing songs, guitar student, history of music, how to choose the right piece, how to select music for students, MTV, music for kids, music method, playlists for kids, preschool music curriculum, genres of music, repertoire, suzuki method, teaching kids music

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It's All About Choosing The Right Music At The Right Moment

As a music teacher, your job is not only to educate but also to inspire.  To truly connect your student to music, you need to know a bit about them.  What kind of music do they like?  Do they have favorite artists or genres?  But what about the earliest experiences of music?

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My piano students keep quitting

Sep 2, 2015 10:26:28 AM / by ppfk posted in lesson plan, practice tips, teacher training, tips for music teachers, Lesson Plan Ideas, methods for music teaching, Mindset, music curriculum, music lessons, piano lessons, music method, musicolor method, piano teaching techniques, piano teaching tips, importance of lesson plan, Music Teacher Secrets

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I've been talking to a lot of music teachers all over the world.  A common complaint is that there's "too many distractions" in students lives nowadays.  They blame the Internet, or the video games, or soccer or Instagram or other social media.

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