This weekend I completed a ten hour teacher training course called Preparation, Preview, and Pattern Play: Developing Literate Musicians (Instructor: Winifred Crock). I had the opportunity to look at Crock’s new music reading books in detail as well as look at her ensemble book titled Learning Together. We discussed so many topics including ensemble skills and the complexity of note reading. I look forward to incorporating some of the things I learned into my teaching!
I also purchased a few new things for my teaching. I finally ordered Martha Yasuda’s duet collection that includes duets for almost the entire Suzuki repertoire! These will be used as performance pieces and practice for recitals! I also finally ordered a Puppy Packet from Music Mind Games. I have incorporated games and ideas from Music mind Games in the past and am excited to have well designed materials for us to play with!