LEARNING DIFFERENCES
  THE MUSIC SCHOOL, INC.
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Learning Differences: Studies   have   shown   that   there   are   three   main   types   of   learning   modes:   Visual   (with   the   eyes),   Aural    (with   the ears),   and   Kinesthetic    (with   the   hands).   Everyone   uses   all   three   modes   to   learn,   but   everyone   also   has   a DOMINANT   mode.   Our   goal   is   to   identify   the   dominant   mode   of   each   student   and   make   adjustments   in   our teaching to best suit their needs. Visual    students   may   stare   at   the   page   and   play   mechanically.   (So   we   work   on   the   memory   and   freeing   up   the performance to make it more musical). Aural    students   may   need   to   hear   recordings   or   us   play   the   music   before   they   can   understand   and   perform   it musically. Kinesthetic    students   may   get   lost   in   the   score   and   have   trouble   reading   notes   so   we   get   them   to   memorize   the material as quickly as possible so they can "feel" the music when they play. In   each   case   we   concentrate   on   the   strengths   of   each   individual   and   build   up   their   weaknesses   through   proven pedagogical methods. Brain Hemispheres Beginning   students   on   all   instruments   are   trained   one   hand   at   a   time   for   the   first   few   months.   Because   the   right hemisphere   controls   the   left   hand   and   the   left   hemisphere   controls   the   right   hand,   it   is   too   confusing   for   the brain to put it all together at first. A   few   months   into   the   lessons   we   start   combining   the   right   and   left   hands   (and   brain)   and   confusion   and frustration   are   common.   For   a   short   time   is   becomes   very   hard   to   play   the   instrument   and   students   often   feel inadequate and want to give up. That   is   the   reason   we   require   new   students   to   commit   to   a   year   with   us:   you   have   to   break   through   the confusion   and   frustration   to   get   to   the   point   where   the   brain   develops   enough   to   make   playing   music   fun.   Once you reach that point, you are hooked for life. Do more than exist - live. Do more than touch - feel. Do more than look - observe. Do more than read - absorb. Do more than hear - listen. Do more than listen - understand.
LEARNING DIFFERENCES
©2018 The Music School, Inc.
Learning Differences: Studies   have   shown   that   there   are   three   main   types   of   learning modes:    Visual    (with    the    eyes),    Aural     (with    the    ears),    and Kinesthetic    (with   the   hands).   Everyone   uses   all   three   modes   to learn,   but   everyone   also   has   a   DOMINANT   mode.   Our   goal   is   to identify     the     dominant     mode     of     each     student     and     make adjustments in our teaching to best suit their needs. Visual    students   may   stare   at   the   page   and   play   mechanically. (So   we   work   on   the   memory   and   freeing   up   the   performance   to make it more musical). Aural    students   may   need   to   hear   recordings   or   us   play   the music before they can understand and perform it musically. Kinesthetic    students   may   get   lost   in   the   score   and   have   trouble reading    notes    so    we    get    them    to    memorize    the    material    as quickly as possible so they can "feel" the music when they play. In   each   case   we   concentrate   on   the   strengths   of   each   individual and    build    up    their    weaknesses    through    proven    pedagogical methods. Brain Hemispheres Beginning   students   on   all   instruments   are   trained   one   hand   at   a time   for   the   first   few   months.   Because   the   right   hemisphere controls   the   left   hand   and   the   left   hemisphere   controls   the   right hand, it is too confusing for the brain to put it all together at first. A   few   months   into   the   lessons   we   start   combining   the   right   and left    hands    (and    brain)    and    confusion    and    frustration    are common.   For   a   short   time   is   becomes   very   hard   to   play   the instrument   and   students   often   feel   inadequate   and   want   to   give up. That   is   the   reason   we   require   new   students   to   commit   to   a   year with   us:   you   have   to   break   through   the   confusion   and   frustration to   get   to   the   point   where   the   brain   develops   enough   to   make playing   music   fun.   Once   you   reach   that   point,   you   are   hooked for life. Do more than exist - live. Do more than touch - feel. Do more than look - observe. Do more than read - absorb. Do more than hear - listen. Do more than listen - understand.
THE MUSIC SCHOOL,  INC.