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CPTP161: Intelligent Music Teaching with Professor Robert Duke

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Jun 14

Bob Duke is the author of Intelligent Music Teaching, The Habits of Musicianship, and Brain Briefs. He is also the director of the Center for Music Learning and speaks regularly at conferences all over the world.


I had the pleasure of watching Bob give a teaching demonstration in Adelaide a couple of years ago and it was seriously inspiring. He’s on the show today to share his ideas and strategies for intelligent music teaching.

There are so many tips for you in this interview that could literally revolutionise your teaching – make sure you don’t miss it.

Transcript

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • What questions you can ask to make a student listen more actively
  • The difference between competence and comprehension
  • What retrieval practice is and why it matters
  • Why Bob has replaced the phrase “one more time”
  • Why teacher demonstrations in lessons are so important

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Which of Bob’s tips stood out to you the most?

Did he help you to see something in a different light? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.