Where do I start?

Well I’ve just started to study for a Trinity CME (Certificate of Music Educators) qualification at the Elgar School of Music and I have to build up a portfolio of evidence on various subjects to do with instrumental teaching, so where do I start?

One of the ways to build up a portfolio, in additon to the nuts and bolts of observations, lesson plans and  just being generally inquisitive, is to write essays or blogs, and as I had to write several essays while studying for my recent BMus degree then I thought I’d give blogging a try. So I now intend to inflict on you my deliberations on education and technical brass matters, some will be related to the course and others on wider matters, but I hope they will be of interest out there and particularly to those I am currently studying with. We have been issued with a huge document of criteria to provide evidence for, which current looks a bit daunting – in fact a lot daunting! – but after some serious deliberation and a mild dose of panic I think I’ve just about grasped the concept. We are told it’s just tick boxes but the there is a bit more to it than that, blogs, observations, lesson plans and background reading all take up time so I’d better go and get on with it.

Onwards and upwards

Chris License

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