So you want to be a better music teacher? A few suggestions:
- Attend a music education workshop, seminar, or conference
- Enroll in a university or college music course
- Private music study – with a teacher or on your own
- Attend a concert or concert series
- Read books, journals, articles – in print and online.
2. Professional contributions
- Hold office on your local or national executive of your association
- Serve as a committee chair
- Serve on a local arts council, festival committee or get involved with other cultural events
- Present a seminar/concert in your community
- Mentor a young teacher. Bring a new member into the branch.
3. Studio Participation
- Enter students in examinations, festivals, workshops, masterclasses
- Involve students in music writing competitions
- Organize an ensemble (duets, trios, different combos) recital
- Collaborate with other music programs – at school, church, community choir or orchestra, summer music camp.
Coincidentally, Leila at 88pianokeys.me has just posted a similar topic, with a few different suggestions, and a question for reflection. Check out her blog.
Drawn (rather loosely) from the CFMTA/FCAPM Certificate of Recognition for Professional Development program, a voluntary program for Canadian music educators who belong to one of the provincial Registered Music Teachers Associations.