semi retired teacher in Yorkshire

peterdeebee
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semi retired teacher in Yorkshire

Post by peterdeebee » Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:31 pm

I'm a piano & guitar teacher. My guitar learning began when Simon & Garfunkel were the role models, and used classical training as well as folk techniques. Preferred guitar- self built jumbo classical- still plays very nicely after 40 years.
Interested in technique questions to keep my junior school pupils interested and on track.

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Re: semi retired teacher in Yorkshire

Post by oski79 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:22 pm

Welcome to Delcamp!

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Re: semi retired teacher in Yorkshire

Post by simonm » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:18 am

Welcome on board. It will be interesting to see what kind of response threads about classroom technique for kids will bring. Teaching discussion is not one of the hotspots on the board although founded by Prof Delcamp. That said there are plenty of teachers of one kind or another on the forum.

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Re: semi retired teacher in Yorkshire

Post by peterdeebee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:27 am

Hi Simonm, I must admit I was a bit over awed seeing posts about advanced techniques and performances. I teach children in schools- in the UK we call it peripatetic teaching.
When I learned as a teenager 40 years ago we all wanted to play the guitar, and I quickly put my musical training on piano to use by learning classical approach. My contemporaries mostly just wanted to strum chords as they didn't read music. ( I even disposed of a Bert Weedon book because I could understand TAB but thought it was just a non-reader's diversion!)
But now I find that children aged 8-11 resist chord strumming because of the dexterity, and are very willing to learn melody playing, ie: beginnings of classical, although as ever, they don't practise and frequently don't progress. It seems enough of a challenge for them to play with one finger at a time, let alone a chord shape with 3!

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