by Barb PhiliPack
At the heart of this method is a positive reward system in which students receive colored "karate belts" (not included) to hang from their recorders for each progressively more difficult tune. Stories from hundreds of teachers rave about the success it has created with all types of students.
The Teacher’s Handbook walks you through the entire teaching process in a logical, easy -to-understand narrative, and it provides an array of teaching tools designed to make beginning recorder study a joy for teachers and students alike. And since the method comes with the rights to reproduce, your student’s won’t have to buy books of their own-they build their own as they go.
Included in this kit are:
A detailed description of how Recorder Karate works, complete with instructions for teaching the basics of playing the recorder, working in groups and testing.
Dozens of helpful tips for handling day-to-day problems, including instrument care, noise control, and classroom management techniques.Reproducible settings of nine familiar songs, arranged progressively for the nine levels, most with new concepts and notes to study.
A Performance/Accompaniment CD featuring simple recordings of all songs to assist in classroom work and with public performances. As a bonus, it also features more elaborate orchestrated treatments of some tunes for special performances.
Handy reproducibles including a fingering chart and worksheets on the history of the recorder, how to hold it, how to play it, and how to care for it. Also included are certificates, a sample letter for parents, and plenty of recorder and "karate" clip art.