The Body Mind and Soul: More than a music lesson

Our curriculum has undergone refinements for almost a decade. We aim to bridge the field of music pedagogy with fields such as psychoanalysis, bio-mechanics, and design. All PDFs are free.

The point of this research is to:

help the teacher, student, and parent be aware of all aspects of the student: emotionally, physically, and of course musically. Thus, all this should help deepen the overall interaction between student and teacher.

PDFs and Books by Category:

General/Music Pedagogy

 

Courses At The Musicolor Method

 

 

 

The Musicolor Method (I use this for almost all my students ages 4 and up)

 

 

 

The Game of Practice - Andrew Ingkavet

 

 

 

 

Barbara Lister-Sink: Rethinking Technique (excellent PDF with 5-page overview of how to physically approach the piano)

"The key to a permanent solution lies not only in defining technique through the principles of good coordination and sound biomechanics, but in the means used to teach it. The only way to teach the biomechanics of any complex physical activity, whether it be golf or piano playing, is hands-on, through the senses–aural, visual, tactile and kinesthetic. The great stumbling block to transmitting knowledge of piano technique through the centuries has been the reliance on the written or spoken work as the primary teaching language. While valuable as a means of underscoring what has already been learned, words cannot teach the physical sensations necessary for technical mastery and good coordination."

Psychology/Psychoanalysis

Introducing Chaos: a Graphic Guide

Maurice Clapole is an English language teacher who approaches teaching with fractals in mind. Below are some pieces by him that I try to bring into music lessons:

 
 

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