Etude Volume 13, No. 8

Etude Volume 13, No. 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...have been decided by the help of allies, who either did noble service throughout the engagement or who arrived at a critical moment. It is trne that many battles have been won without them, but this fact does not detract in the least from their usefulness, and--to the victorious army--necessity in so many instances. However, it is worse than useless for the music teacher to attempt to struggle alone; and the more serious his aims, and the higher the standard he places for himself, the greater need there is for a firmly cemented alliance with every agency which promises assistance in any form. He must feel a consciousness that he has on his side all possible support. Then and not till then, he may reasonably hope for success. The first ally to be enlisted is the parent, whose sympathy, co-operation and support are indispensable. Parents frequently mar the good work of the teacher--unconsciously perhaps, but none the less effectually. They must be made to understand that exercises, scales, etc., are absolutely necessary to the attainment of even ordinary skill, and that the sound of them must be endured; and not that only, but neither by word nor gesture must they discourage the pupil from playing them. They must understand that it is their place to see to it that sufficient time is given to practice each day, and that the pupil never misses or shirks a lesson. They must take enough interest in their child's work to notice what he is doing--what new scale, or study or piece has been given last, and must use every reasonable means to urge the child to work and make progress. To this end the teacher must early become acquainted with the parents, and as opportunity occurs present these matters unmistakably before them. The teacher will more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766024
  • 9781236766021