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Characteristics of Effective Learning

This teacher talks about the characteristics, playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critic...

Using Resonance for Tone Development

In this larger advanced violin lesson, the teacher explores open string resonance to internalise and develop depth of...

Developing Technique Creatively

This experienced string teacher uses a variety of creative games and props to explore advanced flexible wrist and fin...

Effective string crossing

In this advanced group violin lesson, the teacher breaks the difficulty of 'string crossing' into smaller component p...

The Saxophone Embouchure

In this short clip, the student exhibits a good saxophone embouchure - flattening the bottom lip, teeth on top, with ...

Strategy for Scale Practice

Modern instrumental lessons provide limited capacity to hear, revise and monitor scale practice.

Scales and Tuning

Scale practice is an important way to develop technique and tuning.

Training the Ear

In this advanced trumpet lesson, the teacher uses a technique of matching the pitch, before professing to harmonising...

Developing a Primary Choir

These Whole Class Instrumental Teachers have brought all three year groups to the hall for a larger singing lesson.

Stages to Learning

In this group brass lesson the teacher uses a backing track on a repeated cycle to stage the preparation for performa...

Extended Rhythm game

See Rhythm Game for the first stage of this learning game. In this short clip the teacher extends the level of challe...

Rhythm Game

This Rhythm game is an excellent assessment for learning tool. The teacher can see visually if the class are beginnin...

Breathing Warm Up

This teacher has instilled breathing as a fundamental part of every lesson.

Listen and Copy

In this WCIT Year 4 guitar lesson, the teacher uses simple listen and copy to warm up the finger technique prior to p...

Developing Part Playing

This teacher explores body percussion in parts to secure understanding of the rhythmic elements and to internalise th...

Linking Activities for Learning

Prior to learning the piece of guitar music the class will study, this teacher leads a body percussion piece that inc...