1 point lessons

Grace said: Jan 9, 2011
110 posts

One of my New Year’s resolution as a violin teacher is to improve on teaching with a clear objective (1 point lessons).

I want my students/parents to know what to work on during home practice. I use a practice chart that I fill out at the end of the lesson, but usually I spend about 30-seconds just scribbling some notes on it.

Can you share your tips, ideas, examples, etc from teachers and parents-who-have-great-teachers of what things work for you to give clear practice assignments for home practice? What are some examples of the “1 point” you assign?

Diane said: Jan 11, 2011
Diane AllenViolin
244 posts

I rely heavily on having a parent at the lesson taking notes. It takes no time at all for me to ask a parent to “write this down”. If I have to stop and write it down it takes much more time.

You may also want to consider having students video record their lessons to watch at home.

Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials.

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