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On the Art of Singing$
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Richard Miller

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780195098259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.001.0001

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Five Principles for the Successful Teaching of Singing

Five Principles for the Successful Teaching of Singing

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(p.6) 2 Five Principles for the Successful Teaching of Singing
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On the Art of Singing
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Richard Miller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0002

This chapter discusses five principles for the successful teaching of the art of singing: teacher and student rapport, diagnosis and prescription, specificity of language, efficient use of time, and measurable results. Any singer who has been admitted to a program of study at a reputable institution of music, or for study with a private teacher who maintains high professional standards, exhibits some degree of potential and at least minimal singing skills, or he or she would not be there. It is the job of the teacher to identify which sounds are most favorable and to improve those that are not. The successful teacher of singing will go beyond attempting to pass on to his or her students empirical performance sensations and experiences. She or he will find modes of instruction that develop rapport, that permit the diagnosis of problems, and that supply prescriptions for corrections through specific and communicable language, thereby saving time and producing measurable results. These five principles should form the structure of every lesson.

Keywords:   teaching, singing, teacher, student, rapport, diagnosis, prescription, language, time, measurable results

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