Reply To: Scheduling Issue – Repeating Students
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I think the previous responder has great suggestions, especially in using returnees to help instruct. I am reminded of Einstein’s quote, something to the effect that, “You don’t really understand something until you can explain it to your grandmother.” You might start the class with the expectation that you plan to concentrate on certain concepts this quarter (tone, flexibility, music of other cultures, poetry in song, whatever) and you are so delighted that the returnees will help you delve deeper this time. You might, however, need to find something special for the returnees, perhaps borrowing music for a piece they can do themselves, or pursuing some project they can do as a team.
Anna Hamre, DMA
Member, NAfME Choral Council