Marc Enkin is teaching via Zoom during until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. He says, “It’s been a really interesting experience teaching by video. I’m finding that in order to keep students engaged I’m incorporating more ear training and musicianship skills into every lesson. We still work on repertoire, but I’m also teaching students how to identify triads, intervals, and rhythm in every lesson.”
These are all skills that aid in a students musical development. Plus, they’re fun to do!
One of the challenges of learning music is the fact that practice is often an isolated experience. It’s just you and your guitar in a room with a metronome. The greatest joy of playing music comes when you play with other musicians.
New in 2020.
Marc has written a book of guitar duets to get students playing with each other. Each piece features a new rhythm that is introduced at the beginning of the song as a clapping study, so students have a chance to learn a rhythm and then to internalize it through repetition. The book may be used for the teacher to play along with a student or for two students to play together.