|Request for ideas
||[Jan. 7th, 2008|04:40 pm]
Two things I'd love to hear input on:|
1. Starting to put together materials for the adult beginners recorder class that I will be teaching starting next week. There is a remarkable lack of interesting 4 (or 3 or 2) part music with a limited range. So, if anyone has any pieces they especially like, with a 5 note range (first 5 notes of the key) in any key (I can typeset and transpose) I would love so see them! Generally any favorite beginning repertory would add a lot. :-)
Hopefully within a couple weeks I'll have them beyond the 5 note limit, but I need some repertory to start with. Later on it gets easier to find.
Edit: actually when I think about it, the sopranos will know G, A, B, C, D but the altos will know C, D, E, F, G. I'll teach both Fsharp as well, to give us Gmajor. This makes finding pieces much more challenging. I can simplify lines as necessary. Lastly I will probably have some repeat students from last term, who have a wider range available to them. So if some of the lines are wider, that's actually probably good.
Finding repertory tailored to the people I will have (especially when I dont know exactly what I'm going to get studentwise) is a real challenge.
2. How do you advertise private lessons in a town where
a. There really dont seem to be businesses that have community bulletin boards
b. The schools will not put up posters for private teachers
c. The libraries will only post for non-profit groups
I did do Craigslist for a while, but that got me nowhere. Local papers cost too much. As far as I can tell, there is no local PTA.