In the jungle that is music education, there lives a beast.
A terrifying dragon that lurks behind every chair, instrument and music stand, it is the Distraction Dragon. This beast is the greatest and most common enemy of all teachers.
We tremble upon sensing the slightest...
What is the most important factor in a student? Many people would say it's talent, or effort, or persistence, or luck or some combination of these.
Behind all of this is something that is more important - the proper mindset. Recent research (Blackwell, Trzesniewski, & Dweck, 2007)...
Educator, Author, Composer, Father
I’m Andrew Ingkavet, a composer & musician, who spent a soul-sucking decade making corporate websites until my toddler son asked me to teach him piano. To my shock, I discovered there were no age-appropriate methods and began teaching him by applying a framework from design I call Musicolor Method. My students thrived, my studio grew and as I began sharing this, other teachers began applying it and their enrollment exploded. If you’d like to discover this powerful 7-step process and put it to work in your studio, send me an email by clicking the button below.
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