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Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
Hi, how would you enthuse students about repertoire for which they show little natural affinity?
If they are intimidated, I will typically spend more time on aural learning. By playing sections for the student to imitate, the piece becomes more accessible. With the little ones I will encourage more practice with stickers, so even if they don’t like the piece initially, they enjoy the sticker collecting. I will work by the phrase so there is a feeling of accomplishment more quickly.
Thanks, its a good idea.