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Revolution Arts Academy has been out and about meeting over 100 teachers across East Malaysia in the states of Sabah and Sarawak exploring ways of integrating improvisation into their teaching strategies. In a series of workshops, Revolution Arts Academy director, Nicholas Keyworth explained the value of improvisation as a learning tool as well as being an ideal option for many students entering Trinity College London’s graded music exams where Improvisation is one of the supporting test options. We started with a great session in Kota Kinabalu hosted by Grace Lee at her amazing new top floor music school: We learn in so many different ways and activities which involve ‘making things up’ are great ways to expand skills, knowledge and confidence on any instrument:
Never stop learning – because life never stops teachingThe Learning Pyramid reminds us that the more practical and interactive our teaching the more our students will engage, retain and learn: Then to Miri for a lively hands on workshop hosted by Chiam Su Lee at her excellent Yamaha Music School: Nicholas reminded the teachers that the supporting tests in a Trinity exam are worth 20% of the total marks. That can mean the difference between a Pass and a Merit, or a Merit and a Distinction. So it is really important to maximise the potential for students to get the best possible marks with these. When preparing any of the supporting tests it is essential for teachers and students to understand a few things about the tests:
- What will the examiner say and do?
- What do I need to do in the exam?
- How do I get the best marks?
- What are the parameters for the tests?