There are many ways in which enjoyment in creative learning can be achieved.
Knowledge is attained through basic music ELEMENTS and FOCUS AREAS forming a learning KALEIDESCOPE. Each of these elements or focus areas must be given appropriate attention so that each develop necessary music muscle. Together, the pupil rapidly advances into understandingmusic as a whole.
The Clarkson Piano Studio equips learners with the necessary tools for effective learning ~ these include free workshop classes throughout the year.
Music Theory History of Music Sight Reading Ear (Aural) Training Composition and Improvisation Technique Musical Expression / Style / Soul of the Music: Creative ways in which to explore the elements of music, such as in phrasing, dynamics, structure, harmony, etc. and effectiveinterpretation thereof. Concert, Recital, Festival and Performance Technique
Perhaps the secret of his successful teaching was that he worked with each student's personality and technical abilities in an individual way. His famous weekly classes provided his students the opportunity to try out their pieces prior to public performances before a discerning audience of their fellow students and invited guests.
CREATIVE ENHANCERS ~ Sibelius 7 GarageBand
James Hanschumaker in the Bulletin of the Council for Reserach in Music Education 1980:
"Direct music participation enhances the development of creativity"