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Unlocking Musical Potential

April 7, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop for music teachers with highly acclaimed International music educator Michael Griffin

Ever wondered how to motivate your students to practice effectively in order to make real progress?

Knowing how to practise is the most important skill for musicians. Those who are unable to motivate themselves to apply deliberate practice strategies will lack real progress, and without progress, they usually quit. The best predictor of musical progress is the quality and quantity of practice time. Types of repetition, chunking, and slow practice are core. How is this taught, and how can we be certain that students really understand practice? Musical ability is more often considered a genetic disposition than any other ability or human faculty. To what end? Mindsets powerfully impact learning behaviour. Learners with a growth mindset work harder, embrace challenge, persist for longer and learn from criticism. Mindset is the most important precept in music education today. It is so important that every music teacher understands the impact their beliefs, words and actions have on cultivating the learning disposition of students.

Music teachers are also welcome to arrive early, buy lunch/coffee at the café and attend the Music Education short AGM at 12.30pm.


April 7, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tūranga Central Library
60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch Central
Christchurch, Canterbury 8011 New Zealand


Music Education Canterbury
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