Advice for Beginning Teacher

Heather Clark
03/05/15 04:07:57PM

Actually, I feel like a beginner myself but I am also planning to introduce 6 elementary age students (grades 1-5) to the mountain dulcimer during the month of May. I suppose this makes me a beginning teacher as well.My children's school invites parents to teach mini-courses and I thought it would be fun to take this on. We have just 4 1-hour sessions. I am planning to begin with how to treat the dulcimer with TLC (some will be borrowed!). I'll do a basic introduction to the tuning, strumming patterns, and how to read basic tab. Any suggestions for tunes to teach? I think Go Tell Aunt Rhodie was my first tune... any other ideas? Any other advice? Thank you so much.