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I’ve had a great first week in Boston for the Piano Certification Course training sponsored by the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML).
Here is a photo of Amy and I standing in front of Brookline Music School, which is hosting the training.
Brookline Music School is a nonprofit which has been in operation for over 90 years. Their building is a beautiful old Victorian home.
We are learning so much. Each day, we arrive at Brookline Music School by 9am. The day’s activities wrap-up at 4:30pm. We have a 45-minute lunch break each day.
Each evening, there are reading assignments and other assignments. It’s a very intensive course. We are learning so much.
During class, we move, sing, chant rhythms, listen to lectures, discuss, share, ask questions, etc…. It’s wonderful.
Our teachers — Marilyn Lowe, Jennifer Fisher, and Janna Olson — have been fantastic.
During the mornings, we focus on musicianship while the afternoon is specific to Marilyn Lowe’s Music Moves For Piano method.
I cannot wait to share more specifics here on the blog about what we are learning. Music Learning Theory (MLT) is an incredible philosophy with huge implications for our teaching. There are going to be a number of things that will be changing about my teaching going forward as a result of becoming more familiar with MLT. Stay tuned.
This weekend, Amy and I plan to do some sight-seeing around Boston. Any specific recommendations for sites we should visit? :)
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