Sight Reading the St Anthony Chorale At Blacktown Rehearsal last week

This last week, Captivate Music Teachers enjoyed some stimulating professional learning from Michael Griffin – Apart from some great conversations around “Growth Mindsets” and Intrinsic Motivation, we looked at some good ways to practise/rehearse with reference to “Repetition”, “Chunking” – recognizing and drilling patterns. This ensemble is just some of the Blacktown Captivate String Orchestra and after 30 minutes sight-reading and rehearsing the St Anthony Chorale from the new String Things Level 2 set of books, it’s starting to come together very well. I’m confident that we will achieve a great ensemble sound when students have practised at home for a few weeks. Most of these students have only learned in a group class for 2 years – maximum 3 years. ALL of these students have come out of our String Things classroom music program in Catholic Schools in Western Sydney. Just shot with my iPhone thanks to a parent – Thanks Ed 🙂


About captivatestrings

Phil Rooke is a Teacher Educator, specializing in Music Education for the Catholic Education Office - Diocese of Parramatta, authoring & implementing teaching programs and leading music learning across a system of 78 schools in Western Sydney. "I am on a learning journey to find and invent better ways to motivate students and teachers in music making."
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