Tags: teaching

New (old) piece is finished

Long time since my last post. During that time few things happened: I wrote a set of “Pieces for Kids. Level I”, finished one of my older pieces called “A Tune”, which I was composing in 2015, but didn’t finish, went to a lecture of Patrick Zeoli (student of Abel Carlevaro) about the guitar technique. […]

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Next academic year

Another academic year is over, but already generating ideas for teaching during next year. GLOSSARY Many students start instrument playing when the school starts, age 6-7. Children’s reading skills are incomplete or completely missing. Even though actual theory learning doesn’t start at that point, it’s possible to teach to a small children musical glossary through […]

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Learning guitar

По-русски ниже. Eesti keeles allpool. EN May – June. Examinations in progress. First year of studies is introduction to guitar: simple, characteristic pieces on one, two and more strings; melodies on treble, on bass strings; solo pieces, guitar duo with teacher. Basic skills are obtained: correct posture, sound producing; improvisation, composition (song form). Second year […]

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A talent

When we see a kid performing well, we tend to say that s/he is talented. We say that and it becomes a givenness for us. But behind a good performance stands much more, that a simple talent. Or notion “talent” is larger than most of the people used to think. Working with many students of different age, preparing […]

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A teacher

I believe that being a good teacher is to be conscious about what you do. Thanks to my students, when I teach or practice, I constantly think: – what I do – how I do – why I do They ask me many questions. Sometimes it takes me couple of days to answer, because some […]

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Music notes!

ET Nootide tundmine on tähtis! Nii nootide kui ka erinevate tabulatuuride tundmine on tähtis. See on sama kui mida rohkem keeli valdad – seda kasulikum.  See annab liigipääsu informatsiooni juurde. Ja informatsioon on jõud. RU Знать ноты – это важно! Знание нот как и знание разных табулатур важно. Это как знание языков: чем больше знаешь, […]

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Small composers-performers. 2nd concert

ET Eelmisel nädalal mu väiksed heliloojad-esinejad õpilased mängisid oma teise kontserdi. Jällegi soe vastuvõt publiku poolt. Vanemad väga õnnelikud! Mõtlen käivitada oma kontserdisarja. RU На прошлой неделе мои маленькие композиторы-исполнители сыграли свой второй концерт. Опять тепло принимается зрителями. Родители очень счастливы! Думаю о запуске нашей собственной серии концертов. EN Last week my little composers-performers students […]

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