I’m going back to grad school tomorrow for the first time in 14 years. I’m scared. I’ve applied what I learned last time around throughout the years, but writing a paper? Taking a theory test? It’s 4 am and I’m writing this. Need I say more?
This makes me really appreciate my students as they come into the studio for the first time. Or even the 50th time. How can I make this experience the most positive possible? How can I help them to overcome their fears of singing in front of someone who is SUPPOSED to critique them and tell them what they’re doing wrong?
1) Make them laugh: bring some silliness to the lesson, no matter the age of the student [···]