1 point lessons

Grace said: Jan 9, 2011
 Violin
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.

Diane
http://www.myviolinvideos.com
Videos of student violin recitals and violin tutorials.

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