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  • Does anyone do peripatetic lessons for schools? (All Teachers)

    Posted by Guest Teacher on August 3, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Another question from me (I’m so chatty today!) Does anyone do peripatetic lessons for schools? What’s your experience, I’ve got some work lined up and I’m a bit nervous about the prospect of short 20 minute lessons.

    Guest Teacher replied 8 years, 7 months ago 2 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Ben Reeves

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    peri-whatnow?

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I did some for Exeter College – they’re great fun. The 20 min lessons are generally fine if you pare down your goals and be snappy with your explanations. But make sure you know where the closest water fountain, toilet and staff room is, and who to hand your forms to. Took me about 6 months to realise I didn’t have to walk into the pub next door to take a piss.

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    (A bit of Exeter interest: where’s the school?)

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Kings School in Ottery St Mary. Their singing teacher is now head of music (and was actually not a singing teacher anyway) so I’m going to go in and do Monday mornings there (which is normally a lull for me). So I generally try to be working on three or even four technical aspects over longer lessons. Would you suggest I might spend 10 minutes on one thing, let’s say working with aspirate, glottal and balanced onsets and then I’ve got some time to then apply that to a song and then we’re done?

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    PS Ben peripatetic is just a silly word for a teacher that is not actually employed by a school.

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    PSS Matt who was you’re contact for Exeter college?

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Yep, most def. I actually found the shorter lessons sharpened my teaching a lot more, making me stick to one thing and make sure it’s done.

    My contact were two people at Exe-Coll, Roz Harding (though she might have left!) and Katie Wild, the head of department. Go on an Estill course if you can and just wave the certificate at them, that’s how I got the job there! 😛

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    August 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Good to know thanks mate!

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