In "," a Tapestry of Faith program
First, a review list of the song-teaching strategies you can try:
The echo song
The rote method
The zipper song
Storytelling with songs
Choose your song and decide on the best strategy for teaching it. Practice teaching the song to a mirror or to a colleague before you teach it to a group. Although I have tried to make it sound easy, song-teaching is like any other kind of teaching: it takes practice. You have to be prepared: know the song, know the strategy, be prepared to fix mistakes. You should even be prepared to switch strategies mid-song, and you should also be prepared to have a great time. Be playful, and let your singers' light shine.
Once you've taught a few songs using each strategy, it will become easy. The challenge will then be to make everyone sound great, in tune, and full of life.
Sing and shine on.
For more information contact web @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
Sidebar Content, Page Navigation
More Ways to Search
Donate to Support This Program and the Ongoing Work of the UUA
Read or subscribe to UUA.org Updates for the latest additions to our site.
Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.