It has long been recognised that Gestalt principles have an important place in music teaching. Whether it is singing or learning to play an instrument, positive and rewarding experiences can come when the teacher is able to fully harness a child’s sensory awareness, imagination and curiosity.
Mary Jakovac is a studio piano teacher in Melbourne who has a particular interest in holistic learning, and the ideas she employs with her students interrelate closely with her other work as an Art Therapist and Holistic Counsellor. Her teaching was recently highlighted by EducationHQ News, and here we take a look at the creative way she teaches piano. Full story.
Graham Strahle (Music Australia) / October 24, 2017