Here’s the flow:
- Get there early to set up
- Challenge Verse
- Start of Class
- Memory Verses
- Homework and Break
- Question Time
As the kids’ piano teacher used to say, “Now we’re cookin’ with gas!” We’ve covered what happens before class and at the beginning of class, so let’s get to the bulk of the time we spend together—going over the homework.
Again, keep in mind that I have an hour and half with my class, so if you have less time than that, you’ll need to tweak my system.
By this time, we’re only about 10 minutes into class unless there are a lot of Memory Verses. And as a side note, don’t ever feel like you need to rush through the Memory Verses to save time. Working on those verses and reciting them publicly is important and should be treated as such.
Occasionally, I’ll have some other class business (“What would you like to study next?” Or, “Don’t forget there’s no class next week.”) or a relevant news item or something like that. But generally speaking, we head right on into the material.
Listen up, because this is important. The kids’ Continue reading