6 pieces of advice for music teachers by cellist Anna Shuttleworth

Shuttleworth

The former Royal College of Music and Leeds University pedagogue explains why it's important to encourage students to relax

Structure your lessons carefully
I always plan ahead and know what I’m going to do. Whatever the level of the student I start with a scale, then move on to a study or at least part of one. Depending on time, I move on to a piece or two – or bits of them. I concentrate on a particular weak point, usually a technical problem, for about seven or eight weeks at a time...

 

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