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#951892 - 10/03/05 11:56 AM Demonstrating  
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Do you think it is important to demonstrate to a pupil? Why (or why not?)

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#951893 - 10/03/05 09:28 PM Re: Demonstrating  
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I am a 2 and a 1/2 year student. I like the fact that my teacher demonstrates and plays my new pieces for me. It helps me hear and see the fine tuning that one must do to make a piece musical.

#951894 - 10/07/05 11:47 PM Re: Demonstrating  
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Absolutely! You teach them all sorts of things twice as fast that way. For example, you can demonstrate good posture and confidence. You can laugh at your mistakes, so they learn to just enjoy themselves at the piano. You can ask them to play the teacher role and correct you. It's great. I can't think of a single disadvantage.


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