Trying to be an educator and not only a teacher is a wounderful challange. I always try to give the students
a feeling of selffullfilling, independance and a will to experiment.
At the School of the Arts in Hjo and Tibro Music School we have students from pre school to high school. I educate all the brass students, the wind orchestras and other band constellations. I try to personalise every students lesson so that it adapts into a constructive and fulfilling moment of their week. Some of my main goals is to get the student to really listen to their own sound and self correct, to psychologically practice and prepare a performance, and to learn how to use your instrument as if it was your own voice. In the orchestra me and my woodwind college have worked a lot with getting the students to become a strong group. So that they can feel and give comfort instead of pressure to each other while performing and finally evolve as group towards the same goals.
Throughout my working years as a musician I have always tried to have private students. It is a good way to develop as a educator and a musician. It could be the professional co-worker who wanted a exchange of ideas, the young student that wants some specialised tuba education or the 45year old programmer who wanted to learn a instrument from scratch and chose the Tuba.
During my late master studies I developed a new kind of pedagogic material, materialised into a set of chunk-cards. The main aim is to give students a powerful tool for high quality performances. Both as a checklist and as a game. This year I will start to try it on some of my students. Feel free to download the beta-version, cut the cards out and try it your self or your students and please give me feedback so that I can adjust it into something really good.