Tricks for teaching kids?
I’ve been teaching pennywhistle to a group of first and second graders. The first class went as expected. Total mayhem.
Today will be the sixth class with them and they are slowly catching on as well as you could expect six and seven year olds would.
During the last class, some of the water pipes in the school began to rattle unexpectedly and got everyones attention. The kids all got quiet and I had them in the palm of my hand when I said "OOOOH….Shhhh…..you guys, it’s a GHOST!!! " Perfect break.
Next thing you know, I had them convinced that each whistle had a ghost in it and now they were going to learn how to wake up their ghost in the whistle and make it sing.
Anyone got any other fun tricks for teaching first and second graders how to play whistle, or any other instrument?