February 12, 2012
Learning how to appreciate music is crucial for improving piano playing and music learning experience. I am planning to organize free group sessions for selected students to have some regular aural training/music appreciation training and practice (it’s much more fun to gather together, listen to music and participate in active discussion that way). Today we have started with the first session of the kind. Students had a lot of fun (seeing me act out operatic scenes and dramatic musical moments) and started to understand and feel that aural training was not as scary as they originally thought it to be. It could be fun and involve active listening and participation!