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Pearls of wisdom just drop out of Denise Eaton’s mouth with every sentence she speaks. In this episode, Denise and Ryan expand on some of the topics covered in her recent blog post (link in the notes below). There is practical advice here for every director, from first year to veteran. This episode WILL change how you direct or teach your choir! Listen [Subscribe on iTunes] [Subscribe on Android] Highlight to Tweet: “We determine the weather in rehearsal.” - Denise Eaton “You’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. Nothing stays the same.” -Denise Eaton Show Notes:
- Self-reflection and self-evaluation is essential to growth.
- Identify ineffective habits.
- Your choir should know the purpose and goals behind your methods.
- Know YOUR choir: the one that is really in front of you, not your choir from last year, and not the one you wish you had. This must inform your repertoire selection.
- Write a real lesson plan, that reflects your score study. Think through how you are going to teach each section, each part. View it through the lens of the learner.
- Score study is essential. You are less of a teacher without it.
- Record your warm ups, so you can check and see if you are getting the tone/vowel/pitch you want. All warm ups should have a purpose.
- Denise’s blog post that this interview is based on
- Denise Eaton on Facebook
- InSight Singing: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Reading Music
- STEPS Strategies and Tools Encouraging Proficient Sightsinging
- STEP Further Flashcards
- Choir Nation group on Facebook - Going to TMEA? Meet up with other Choir Ninjas! Join the Choir Nation Facebook group for time and location.
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