Profession music teacher
Music teachers teach students in the practice, theory and performance of music outside the mainstream primary, secondary and higher education systems, but may provide private or small group tuition as an extra curricular activity in association with mainstream educational institutions.
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- Musical genres
Different musical styles and genres such as blues, jazz, reggae, rock, or indie.
- Musical instruments
The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.
- Musical theory
The body of interrelated concepts that constitutes the theoretical background of music.
- Musical notation
The systems used to visually represent music through the use of written symbols, including ancient or modern musical symbols.
- Manage student relationships
Manage the relations between students and between student and teacher. Act as a just authority and create an environment of trust and stability.
- Demonstrate a technical foundation in musical instruments
Demonstrate an appropriate foundation on the technical workings and terminology of musical instruments such as voice, piano, guitar, and percussion.
- Guarantee students' safety
Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.
- Observe student's progress
Follow up on students’ learning progress and assess their achievements and needs.
- Give constructive feedback
Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.
- Consult students on learning content
Take students' opinions and preferences into consideration when determining learning content.
- Demonstrate when teaching
Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.
- Apply teaching strategies
Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.
- Assist students in their learning
Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.
- Develop a coaching style
Develop a style for coaching individuals or groups that ensures all participants are at ease, and are able to acquire the necessary skills and competences provided in the coaching in a positive and productive manner.
- Motivate others
Direct other people's behaviour by providing them with a convincing reason for action.
- Play musical instruments
Manipulate purpose-built or improvised instruments to produce musical sounds.
- Assess students
Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.
- Provide lesson materials
Ensure that the necessary materials for teaching a class, such as visual aids, are prepared, up-to-date, and present in the instruction space.
- Prepare lesson content
Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.
- Maintain safe working conditions in performing arts
Verify the technical aspects of your workspace, costumes, props, etc. Eliminate potential hazards in your work space or performance. Intervene actively in cases of accidents or illness.
- Teach music principles
Instruct students in the theory and practice of music, whether recreationally, as part of their general education, or with the aim of assisting them in pursuing a future career in this field. Offer corrections while instructing them in courses such as the history of music, reading music scores, and playing a musical instrument (including voice) of specialisation.
- Encourage students to acknowledge their achievements
Stimulate students to appreciate their own achievements and actions to nurture confidence and educational growth.
- Bring out performers’ artistic potential
Encourage performers' initiative and encourage them to observe and listen to one another. Create a context for exploration, improvisation, phrasing permutations, phrasing demonstrations, deconstruction of the material, use of tools and props.
- Adapt teaching to student's capabilities
Identify the learning struggles and successes of students. Select teaching and learning strategies that support students’ individual learning needs and goals.
Optional knowledge and skillsperform exercises for artistic performance balance participants' personal needs with group needs develop artistic project budgets develop professional network supervise music groups assessment processes organise musical events learning difficulties history of musical instruments keep personal administration perform classroom management improvise music orchestrate music manage resources for educational purposes define artistic approach curriculum objectives breathing techniques assist students with equipment transpose music vocal techniques facilitate teamwork between students movement techniques maintain musical instruments teamwork principles develop curriculum coordinate artistic production develop educational activities music literature
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