It starts with: Making music should be fun!
How this manifests in my teaching depends very much on the individual pupil or group being taught.
Most people benefit from some combination of:
technical understanding to make singing/playing more comfortable and efficient and less mysterious
reduction in over-thinking and inner critic commentary
being able to see progress
having an aim to work towards
relaxing and letting the music flow
And the greatest joy of teaching is finding the right path and requirements for each pupil.
Photo credit: Mike Jones
'My team were very complimentary of your professionalism and how you managed to make everyone comfortable with singing. You have the rare ability of getting people to sing without them knowing they are!' Daniela Valdes, NHS Nexus