辛曉琪6大絕招  孩子乖乖學鋼琴  

 

 

辛曉琪6大絕招  

孩子乖乖學鋼琴
 

記者/楊雪慧

 


流行歌手辛曉琪的成名曲《領悟》無人不曉;不過,相信較少人知道她在進入歌壇前曾當過18年的鋼琴老師,從4歲大的小朋友一路教到成年人。

今天,就請辛曉琪給家長們,提供一些送孩子去學鋼琴的窩心小貼士。

教小朋友彈一手好琴教學經驗豐富的辛曉琪說,要小朋友把鋼琴學好,必須觀察小朋友的性格,在必要時軟硬兼施。

辛曉琪說,大多數小朋友都是按照父母的意願上課學習。她也曾碰過不情願及不喜歡學琴的孩子。在這種情況下,要怎麼引起孩子的興趣,讓他們把鋼琴學好?

辛曉琪大方傳授了以下6大絕招。
 


播放悅耳的音樂:
辛曉琪說:“最重要的是讓孩子愛上音樂。”她在教學過程中,就常常運用一些例子和方法,讓小朋友愛上音樂。“
她舉例說:“我會播放很好聽的音樂,讓他們猜音樂是哪個樂器演奏出來的。又或者現場彈奏給他們聽,然後問他們想不想彈得那麼好聽?”


讓孩子喜歡老師
辛曉琪指出,要讓小朋友愛上學習,讓他喜歡上老師非常重要。

她笑著說:“所以我教幼兒的時候除了要教導他們鋼琴上的知識,也要哄他們。”

辛曉琪說孩子是非常容易哄的,只要一些小小的貼紙,就能讓他們很開心。多多鼓勵、多多誇獎,建立孩子的信心,孩子自然會喜歡老師,也喜歡鋼琴。
 


“不打不成器”
辛曉琪承認,有些小朋友確實是“吃硬不吃軟”的,不管怎麼哄、怎麼勸都不聽。碰上這樣的情況,可能就使用輕微的“體罰”。

“多數時候其實是家長自己對我說:‘他不聽話你就打他。’”

這招對調皮的孩子相當管用。辛曉琪就試過打了小孩三下,後來他就不敢調皮了。
不過,辛曉琪強調,要打孩子前,一定要經過家長的同意。
 


成為學生的好朋友

至於年齡比較大的學生,如十幾歲的中學生,辛曉琪與他們的關係則像朋友一樣。

“他們處於叛逆期,會找我談心事。”

辛曉琪說,她不只是鋼琴老師,也成為他們的輔導員。

她與這些學生的關係很好,至今保持聯絡。每逢教師節,她還會收到他們寄來的卡片。
 


耐心解釋,當場示範

教導小朋友的另一個貼士是要非常有耐性。辛曉琪說,不管要教導小朋友什麼動作,都要解釋得非常清楚。

“最好就是示範給他們看,這樣他們會比較容易理解。”

每天督促練琴

要彈好鋼琴,每天練習是不可缺少的。

辛曉琪說,最好的方法是為孩子每天找一個固定的時間練習,每次至少練半小時至一個鐘頭。

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學鋼琴不怕年紀小
4歲是“黃金時間”


辛曉琪從小學二年級就開始學鋼琴與小提琴,上了中國文化大學修讀音樂系,主修聲樂,副修鋼琴。

除了從小修讀音樂外,辛曉琪從高中就開始上門教學生彈鋼琴,畢業後還在台灣Yamaha 音樂學校當了11年導師。

音樂學校堣戴恓攳Z與個別課,團體班被分成4歲至6歲的幼兒班、6歲至8歲的先修班與8歲至10歲的專修班。辛曉琪說,年紀比較小的孩童比較適合上團體班,因為有同伴一起學習,會比上個別班有趣。

辛曉琪說,“其實,孩子在4歲左右的聽力發育最好,所以這個時候很適合學習音樂。”

幼兒班的課程包括節奏、聽力、樂理、視唱、音樂欣賞與彈奏等。

 


 

20047年8月16日/新加坡聯合晚報

 

 


 

Everyone knows Winnie Hsin as a pop singer  through her  hit 'Understanding'; however, relatively fewer people probably know that she had been a piano teacher for 18 years, teaching 4 year olds to adults, before entering the music circle.

Winnie is now invited to share some experiences with parents who want to send their children to learn piano.

Winnie, who is very experienced in teaching piano to children, shares that, it is necessary to observe the children's personality, to know when to be strict and when to be lenient with them.

She says that most of the children are actually learning piano because their parents want them to. She has previously met children who neither wanted or liked to learn piano. Under such circumstances, how should the children's interest be stimulated?

Winnie generously shares the six tips as follows:

Help the children to acquire an appreciation of music

Winnie says: "The most important thing is help the children acquire an appreciation of music and love music." In her teaching, she achieved this through several ways.  She gave several examples, "I will play very nice music, and let them guess which instrument has been used in that piece. Or I will play for them on the spot, and then ask them if they want to be able to play that beautifully."

Get the children to like the teacher

Winnie pointed out that to get the children to enjoy learning, it's very important that they like the teacher.

She said with a laugh, "So while I'm teaching the children about piano, I also have to keep them happy."

Winnie says that children are very easy to please, just some small stickers can make them very happy. By giving the children a lot of encouragement and praise helps to build up their confidence, the children will naturally like the teacher, and also enjoy learning.

'Spare the rod and spoil the child'

Winnie admits that some children really needs discipline, coaxing and talking to simply do not work. In dealing with these children, some mild 'physical punishment' might be necessary.

"Most of the time, it's the parents themselves who asked me to punish their children if they are not obedient."

Some punishment is quite effective on mischievous children. Winnie once tried caning a child three times, after which he did not dare to be naughty again. However, Winnie stressed, that the teacher ought to seek approval from the parents before punishing the children in this way.

Be a good friend of the students

With regard to older students, for example high school students, Winnie is more like their friend than their teacher.

"They are in a stage of life when they tend to be more rebellious, but somehow they will share their problems and troubles with me."

Winnie says that she's not just their piano teacher, but has also became their Counsellor.

They maintains a very cordial relationship and still keep in touch to this day. She still receives cards from them every year on Teacher's Day.

Explain patiently, demonstrate personally on the spot

Another key to teaching young children is patience. Winnie says that, in teaching children, one needs to explain as clearly as possible.

"Demonstration is most useful in helping them understand."

Coach the children to practise everyday

To play the piano well, practising everyday is essential.

Winnie says that the best way is to help the child to set aside a specific time daily for practise, and to practise for at least half an hour to an hour each time.
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No age barrier to learning piano
Four years old is the "golden age"


Winnie started learning both piano and violin since primary two. Subsuquently she went on to study music in Chinese Culture University of Taiwan, where she majored in vocal with piano as her minor.

Aside from having studied music since young, Winnie started to be a home piano tutor when she was in high school. After graduation, she taught for 11 years in the Yamaha Music School in Taiwan.

In the music school, there are group classes and individual classes. The group classes are divided into the nursery class (for 4-6 years olds), the elementary class (6-8 years olds) and the intermediate class (8-10 years old). Winnie says that the younger children are more suited to group classes, because they can learn together with their friends, and this will be more interesting than attending individual classes.

Winnie says, "Actually, a person's listening skills develops best at the age of four, so it's the best time to learn music."

The nursery class syllabus covers rhythm, aural training, music theory, music appreciation etc.

Translation Credits: Shawne (Winnie's fan)