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Sounds to me that your student may be beat deaf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_deafness He more than likely is attempting to guess where the beats and rests are. If he is beat deaf, then making him practise this is only going to cause frustration for him. There used to be an online test linked to the study but the study ended, the results of the ...
I had a similar situation teaching 7 and 8 year olds for the first time. I think it's important to cater to each one individually, for example one struggled with sheet music reading while other took to it easily to the point of being slightly bored of it. Find out more about your students. What music are they interested in personally? What sort of pieces ...
Try the suzuki method. It is directed to children. http://internationalsuzuki.org/method.htm
Striking the balance between teaching the fundamentals and keeping the child interested can be a difficult balance to meet. It may be trivial for some children naturally gifted, curious, and interested, and it may be that some other children are just not ready (yet) for an instrument. I don't think there is a technique that will work for all children even ...
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