A complimentary approach for maximising your POTENTIAL in music
This website was created by the members of a Leonardo da Vinci Lifelong Learning project from Ireland , Turkey and France, which was funded by the European Union.
The brief was to design a product which could be used by those involved in teaching music in the Vocational Educational and Training Sector.which would lead to enhanced outcomes for for their students. This was to be done by creating Teaching Modules for a short course which could be incorporated into a schools curriculum.
The material may also be used by other music educational institutions or by individual musicians or students of music, who feel they would benefit from a structured approach to progressing their career or their involvement with music.
The Musicians Self-Coaching Toolbox (Toolbox) contains a series of exercises (Toolbox Engine) supported by an underlying body of knowledge (Theory).
It is designed to identify additional steps that you, as a student/musician, may wish to take, in order to compliment the way you currently study/ pursue your career in music If you apply yourself diligently to these exercises, we believe they will help you to maximise your potential in music..
It is intended for use by students and musicians who are pursuing an interest in music either as a hobby or as a career. It will be useful for musicians who are self-employed or employed, or just playing music for their own enjoyment..
The purpose of the Toolbox is:-
The Toolbox Engine is the heart of the process and involves the following: –
The Toolbox Engine is supported by Teaching Notes which explain the theory underpinning these exercises and how they should be carried out . Ideally they should be used in a classroom setting, but In the absence of a class, musicians and students should become familiar with the notes before they use the Toolbox Engine.
The Teaching Notes are intended as source material for Teaching Modules for a course that may be scheduled for one day, a weekend session or weekly sessions over a term.
Teachers and other presenters will be the best judges of how much their students can take in at each session and should design their modules accordingly.
The resources section contains pointers towards additional information which you may find useful.. It also has materials for teachers/presenters, which will help them in creating course modules and presenting the content of this website.
HARNESSing THE POWER OF COACHING Principles
An important element in our approach is to introduce you to coaching principles, which when properly harnessed can lead to enhanced outcomes. In the last 25 years, coaching has become generally recognised as a means of achieving superior results in many different spheres of activity. This is particularly true in the case of sport; with which most of you will be familiar, but it t is also true in the case of business and many other walks of life.
It is important that these principles are applied in a structured and constructive manner
Harnessing the power of the Internet
The Internet now has amazing resources, which to a large extent are free
Throughout the Teaching Notes, we make extensive use of Internet links for the purposes of providing more information on a topic or to illustrate a point. . If the link does not provide the information which you require, we would encourage you to make your own searches until you find what you're looking for..
If you are faithful to the Toolbox process and carry out the exercises outlined above, we believe that it will enable you to maximise your potential and to have a successful career in music. What it means to be successful is a huge topic and it will be different for every person but you will at least have taken all the steps necessary to achieve success for you and you will have given it your best effort.
Move on to the Theory/Teaching Notes section where you will become familiar with the theory underpinning the Toolbox Process. Link