Imitation is learning through someone else's ears.
Audiation is learning through one's own ears.
--Edwin E. Gordon
Introduction Course to Music Learning Theory for Piano Teachers
Course Dates Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21, 2019 Location 139 Plainsview Drive Regina, SK, Canada
This course has completed for this year, if interested in attending a course in the future, please feel free to contact us to get on our list for future workshops and courses. Email us.
This course will provide piano teachers with an opportunity to study Music Learning Theory (MLT) and discover ways to implement the principles of MLT in the piano lesson context. Music Learning Theory is a framework based on Edwin E. Gordon's research of how we learn and process music when learning music. Understanding these foundational principles of music education allows students to learn naturally and according to individual musical differences. This course will explore the importance and role of audiation in piano playing and teaching while facilitating deep learning based on the music potential of every individual.
To learn more about Edwin E. Gordon read his bio here.
Apply principles of Music Learning Theory in piano lessons
Understand how the brain learns music
Explore the similarities between learning language and learning music
Integrate sequential learning skills when teaching and learning new repertoire
Explore the importance of improvisation in the learning process and gain confidence to integrate it naturally for all levels of ability
Develop techniques for fostering deep, enduring learning for life-long music understanding and enjoyment
CIGML offers courses, workshops and professional development to aid teachers in learning and applying the tenets of Music Learning Theory in their teaching. Music Learning Theory offers a learner-centred approach to learning music.