Can I skip this stage of training?
If you can answer a confident YES to these questions, then you can skip this stage:
Have you been teaching with FiddleQuest for more than 2 years?
Do you know how to play all the songs of Levels 3-5?
Can you demonstrate all the skills in Levels 3-5?
Are you able to play the ukulele to each of the songs in these levels?
Have you led 6 or more jam sessions?
Have you hosted a workshop?
Have you led your students on a mini-adventure?
Have you led your students in busking?
Have you submitted a video for a teacher masterclass in each of these levels?
Each stage of the Training Path follows three steps
The melodies of Levels 3, 4, and 5.
How to accompany your students in these levels on the ukulele.
The skills in these levels, including major and blues scales, improvisation, comping and chopping, sight-reading, and ornamentation in different styles.
Learn how to find other musicians, the etiquette of different sessions, and how to make these sessions happen.
Discuss and identify the recreational settings you want to try -- such as, one other musician (e.g., a guitarist), playing with a small group of musicians, or an Old-Time session.
Learn the important concepts of each song in Levels 3, 4, and 5.
Learn strategies for teaching the fundamental skills.
Learn how to teach remote lessons over Zoom. Then get experience teaching remotely by teaching a class of the Homebound Fiddle Sessions.
Learn how to lead your students in a busking session. Know how to make a fun hour of music end with smiles at an ice cream shop.
Host a workshop for your students that you or a local musical 'expert' will teach.
Host regular (weekly or monthly) fiddle jams for students and friends that are stress-free and fun for everyone.
Take your students on a 'mini-adventure' – an experience that will help grow cohesion between your students without having to leave town.