I’ve found the same with some of my students. For the ones who really struggled, I planned lessons purely on rhythm and came up with some percussive vocal exercises helping them to learn beats and subdivisions.
It works wonders! Once they get rhythm, even to a basic level, they tend to understand phrasing a LOT better. Plus it means you…[Read more]
Shane Chauhan replied to the topic Any tips on handling extremely bad behaviour? (All Teachers) in the forum Music Teachers Forum 3 months, 1 week ago
I have a similar student at the moment, and have worked at a learning disability school in the past.
To help me manage my current “difficult” student, I actually met with her mum out of work to discuss her condition and tactics to handle it. It was very useful to come up with a plan of action, and now we’re pretty good at managing her…[Read more]