If you’re looking for unique teaching methods, trying bringing gaming into your music classrooms! When utilizing games in a learning environment, goals and rules become clearer for the student, and the outcomes are easily measurable. Games provide feedback and don’t let students move on until after they have completed the preceding challenge. The amount of structure that games provide not only shows the student everything that they need to know, but presents the information in a more fun and engaging manner.
It has been found that students playing a game that simulates situations can be one of the most effective teaching strategies, because teachers trick the children into learning specific skills within the limited time period and in a controlled and comfortable environment.
With music, it is becoming increasingly harder to encourage students to learn theory,
sight reading, and practice ear training. Trying to maintain a motivation in lessons for these students is of the utmost importance because without the motivation, the student isn’t likely to continue learning.
One of the best ways we can continue to inspire interest is through the use of games in class. Students, with the use of games, are able to figure out exactly what they need to know within the allocated time frame. such as the notes that they should be able to read, the rhythms they should be able to memorize, scales, chords, and much more. They are able to stay extrinsically awarded by notifications for reaching targets, making each small success an exciting experience. Games are fantastic for not only teaching, but especially teaching music.
With this ideology in mind, Compoze is introducing ScoreSkills so that you and your students can stay engaged by taking each step in learning music level by level!
We are working on reincorporating all important music skills, including notation and ear training, to give both students and teachers the hands-on music-learning experience they deserve.
So be sure to check it out!