Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Jake Hahn | Blog
Traditional schooling used (and continues to use) mainly linguistic and logical teaching methods.
It also uses a limited range of learning and teaching techniques.
Many schools still rely on classroom and book-based teaching, repetition, and pressured exams for reinforcement and review.
A result is that we often label those who use these learning styles and techniques as "bright".
Those who use less favored learning styles often find themselves in lower classes, with various not-so-complimentary labels and sometimes lower quality teaching.
This can create positive and negative spirals that reinforce the belief that one is "smart" or "dumb".
I believe the result always outweighs the method.
The majority of "music lessons" tend to follow this traditional approach as well; and in doing so usually leads to the infamous... "this student just doesn't have what it takes"
When in reality the instructor was short-sighted and unable or unwilling to adapt to the STUDENTS particular learning style.
Maybe it's true that only a handful of people are cut out to be "stars".
But ALL of us have the potential for artistic self-expression!
Never forget this..
A good coach will adapt to YOU.
A good coach will pay close attention to YOU.
A good coach will guide YOU in achieving YOUR goals - no matter what it takes.
YOU will have to apply YOURSELF
...there's no doubt about that.
But be sure to choose a coach whose focus is 100% on...