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Learning to play a musical instrument is one of life’s joys, and chellenges. It can increase your cognitive functioning and boost your overall brain power. This hobby is great for those who wish to stave off health problems such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and it can also be very cathartic. It also plays an important part in the all-round development of children.
There are a few essential characteristics to look for when screening instructors. Foremost among these is a sufficient amount of teaching experience. While there are certainly lots of people who have an ample amount of experience in playing this instrument, this does not mean that they will be capable of passing these same skills on to others. Good players are not certain to be good teachers, especially for those students who have no basic musical skills to build upon.
It is also important to look for teachers who have had formal instruction of their own. This will ensure that you are picking up the proper playing technique. While some of the most talented people in the world are capable of playing a variety of instruments by ear, it is best to learn from someone who can both read and write music. This means that you want to start your screening efforts by checking the credentials of different professionals and making sure that they are equipped to provide basic instruction in music reading.
Accessibility is also key. (more…)