For music teachers vocal/instrumental…..?
I’ve been a choral music teacher for some time now, and I’ve been asked to teach music with the flute recorder. I’ve played – and still do play – the soprano recorder, the alto recorder, and recently bought a tenor recorder. Some parents have asked if I could teach their child to play the recorder; but their child are in the second and/or first grade. I’ve taught recorder to fourth graders and have worked wonders (duos and trios, myself playing with them). Have any you taught younger students as in second or first grade? If so: how have you fared? My guidelines for music education here in PR suggest musical ensembles as soon as the fourth grade; but I take that as a suggestion, not as a rule. If you have taught successfully at these levels, please let me know what you did and some suggestions as to how to approach this satisfying and gratifying challenge. Thanks a lot for taking the time to read and suggest. 😀
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I have never tried, but from what my Elementary music professor told me, it is strongly discouraged to start on the recorder before 4th grade due in part to the size of their fingers, and in part to their cognitive development at that age. They are still barely coordinated enough to tie their shoes, so playing a recorder will no doubt be a very frustrating experience if attempted.
5 years ago
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