Reply To: Conversational Solfege
I am in Kansas, so I suspect an observation would be out of the question! But I have used it several years, so if I can be of any help I would be happy to discuss it.
As far a the lessons, I pick and choose techniques based on what I am confortable with and the students can do. While I do usually start with “echo me”, I don’t do each technique in sequence, I try to choose one or two for each step. The length depends on the unit. Unit one takes longer because so much is new, other units move faster, particularly once the students know the techniques. Again, number of classes depends, but I don’t spend an entire class (usually) on one unit – I commit some time each class period to music reading, but then have other things planned.