Public Research Seminar: Dr Claudio Forcada - Good Violin Practice: Psychological Aspects Related to Pupils' Acquisition of Motor Skills
Public Research Seminar Series
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This presentation discusses how motor learning can contribute to enhancing music teachers’ effectiveness and how its principles can be applied independently of the method teachers use. Initially, Dr Claudio Forcada considers the need for teachers to be systematic and have a solid background on which to base their teaching.
The characteristics of violin teachers who participated in a case study developed as part of Claudio’s doctoral thesis are analysed, exploring differences between their methods, pedagogies and approaches. Aspects of motor learning and their influence on teachers’ practice are also described. The talk concludes by showing the data collected in the case study and establishing comparisons between the teaching habits of the participating teachers.