Are you a music therapist, a teacher or an educator working with music, language and movement?
This is a project dedicated to you, your experience and skills. I believe in the power of sharing so here I am to support you in your needs and in your personal way of being a music educator.
How does Notes of Life work?
I live in London so we can meet at my studio or, if you’re not leaving in the UK, we can speak on Skype. An hour session with me costs £45, two sessions £80 and a block of 4 is £150. When we work together we speak about your experience, your doubts and thoughts.
I will provide you also with theoretical and practical solutions, I’ll share activities and music games and I will help you to design a creative teaching plan according to your needs.
Being a music teacher is a wonderful job!
Are you looking for support to achieve your goals as a music teacher or music therapist? Are you tired of feeling alone facing every day difficult moments with your groups of students or perhaps you’re just looking for new solutions to work with that kid that never listen to you?
I know the feeling and it’s not fun. It’s hard work and sometime it’s not even recognised by your colleagues. Well, it doesn’t have to be like this anymore! Being a music teacher is a wonderful job and what we do is really important!
It’s time to focus and get ready to introduce a change in your everyday teaching life.
You will receive targeted actions to bring this change, and we will build together your knowledge to maintain your new approach to music education or therapy.
What can I offer to you?
- Support in case of difficulties, challenges and doubts that may arise working in education and therapy;
- Preparation of intervention plans in case of one-to-one or group music sessions in nurseries, primary and secondary schools;
- Preparation of intervention plans of one-to-one or group music therapy sessions with children and adolescent (specifically in case of Autism, Deafness, Speech disorders, Learning disabilities);
- Personalised activities involving music, movement, body music, improvisation, use of instruments and new technologies;
- Supervision through videos;
- Audio and video resources.
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NOTES OF LIFE is about sharing what we learn and discover as music teachers, educators and therapist.
Why Notes of Life?
It’s really important that you choose the right path for your training. So, if you have any further doubts have a look below. These are the main questions that I receive from my costumers.
What happens in a session? The first mentoring session is all about discovery. First we speak on the phone for about 15 minutes and you can explain to me your main goals. Then we set a time for us to meet for around one hour at my studio, or in a video session. We begin by discussing your skills, then I guide you through a series of questions in an assessment of your approach as a teacher, in order to suggest you how to proceed with our work together. Finally we proceed with our work together.
What’s the best thing I’ve learnt? To listen, to support, to share. Being a teacher (and now a mentor) is not about myself, is about my students and their needs. Also, in this way I will alway learn and keep being a student myself.
I have the feeling that I repeat always the same songs with my students. Would you give me some new material that I can use with them? Of course! Not only that, I will help you to create your own music activities. In this way, after a while you will feel confident enough to compose your songs and your music game with and for your students.
When did you started being a mentor? In 2013, in Venezuela, I gave my first workshop for teachers, about music education in early years. Five years before, one of my tutors asked me: “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” I remember feeling that teaching was more than a job for me, it was a passion, perhaps already my mission. I also remember how much I loved to learn and study. I answered: “I want to become a teacher for teachers”. My tutor laughed at me, he told me I didn’t know what I was speaking about and unfortunately made me feel really uncomfortable. I was young, I didn’t even know the proper name for that job, but I knew that was my thing. I knew I could become good at it, working hard, studying and researching, improving myself through mistakes and good experiences. So here I am, ten years after, having travelled around Europe, North Africa and South America to observe and learn, to teach and perfect my approach.
Do you still like teaching? Yes, I love it! Probably also because I consider myself an eternal student, always trying to discover new pedagogical approaches, reading, attending conferences and workshops of colleagues.