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Hey Music Teachers...How do you handle students who won't practice?

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Posted 2013-05-04T16:41:50.0Z by Ghost R1,526
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We all have students that are less motivated/talented/interested than others, but how do you handle those students that just don't seem to practice or even want to be there.  Do you feel like it's a failure on your part to make them want to learn? Have you ever fired a student?

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Reply — Posted 2015-07-23T00:59:23.0Z
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Todd P581
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This is a great question.  I always approach this topic as a puzzle.  Each student is unique and I feel that my job as the teacher is to help find a way to get the spark of interest into a burning flame of passion.   This is the key ingredient to my students practicing.    I have made a short video that I send to parents that explains this in more detail:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOs3pUKDGhE

 

 

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