American Music Teacher Journal, Nov. 2020

Planning and Assessing the Instrumental Lesson

Based on Anselm Ernst’s Book ‘Teaching and Learning in the Instrumental Lesson: A Pedagogical Handbook for the Practice’, Tomas Cotik and Patricia Jancova provide an overview and guide for the planning and assessment of the instrumental lesson by individual lesson instructors. A series of questions is presented to help the reader self-evaluate their teaching with the goal of identifying and eliminating routines and habits that can lead to constrained and unproductive instruction.
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