Communication Skills for the Music Educator:
Teaching from the Heart
As educators, what skills do you use to connect with your students? How do you communicate? How do you listen? How do you feel and how do you express those feelings? We are trained to write a concise syllabus and to organize lessons plans. And yet, are we trained to communicate effectively?
Both the heart and the mind are invaluable to learning. Unlike the mind, the heart is never confused. There is no doubt in the heart. As important as the mind is, it is not a tool of the heart. The mind is the process.The heart is the portal. Music is a language of communication. Music is a language of emotions. It is “art work” and it is “heart work”.
In this workshop, you will learn:
• The Use of the Question
• “I” Statements versus “You” Statements
• Active Listening
• The Use of Purpose, Discipline, Responsibility and Trust • Motivation and the Brain
• Emotions and Learning
• Teaching from the Heart
• Five Skills to Promote Creativity in your Teaching
Workshop structure and cost:
Workshops are organized throughout the U.S. for groups up to 200 people. Sessions run from 2 hours to full-day and are customized according to the needs of the group. Mary works with clients to make the workshops affordable.
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