Why do some people achieve so much more than others? This PD explores the most effective music-learning strategies and how to teach them.
The greatest predictor of musical progress is the quality and the quantity of practice time. This course explores the most effective practice strategies and how to teach them to students. Course content is informed by recent studies and perspectives from neuroscience, psychology and physiology.
Classroom music teachers primary and secondary, as well as instrumental and vocal tutors.
1.2.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Understand how students learn: Structure teaching programs using research and collegial advice about how students learn,
3.1.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Establish challenging learning goals: Set explicit, challenging and achievable learning goals for all students
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you
This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.
Level 2, 99 York St
It is part of the Bowlers Club, with an entrance beside the Club. Take the lift to Level 2. A couple of buildings from the corner of Market Street, on the left-hand side heading towards Circular Quay. Middle of CBD.
5 min. walk from Town Hall Station, through Queen Vic. Building to Market St.
Buses from George or York Streets. Market Street is the closest stop.
Visit Transport NSW to plan your trip.
Available underneath the Club. Entrance Secure Parking 168 Clarence Street (back of building).
COVID-19 Event Information
All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.
The Greatest Motivator is...
This session explores intrinsic motivation theory concluding that the greatest motivator is making progress. Without progress, students will likely quit learning.
The 'Golden Rules' of Quality Practice Pt 1
The greatest predictor of musical progress is the quality and quantity of practice time. What does quality practice look like?
The 'Golden Rules' of Quality Practice Pt 2
The Quantity of Practice Time
Putting musical achievement into perspective:
Anders Ericsson’s expertise studies and the practise time of historical greats.
Music and Mindset
Psychological mindsets are powerful predictors of achievement. What are mindsets, how are they formed, and why are they so pertinent in music education? Borrowing from the work of Carol Dweck.
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