Matt Edwards

Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Category Archives: Motor Learning

Mix it up Monday: The stepladders approach to goal setting

I think one of the biggest challenges we face as voice instructors is convincing students to do the technical work necessary to achieve their goals. I think there are several … Continue reading

May 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: How to practice effectively

There is a TED talk making the rounds on social media about how practice changes the brain and how we can practice more effectively. If you haven’t watched it yet, here it … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Stop and repeat

I am currently teaching a graduate course called Supervised Private Teaching at Shenandoah University. I spend a great deal of time watching the students’ teach and I am noticing one trait … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 4 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Cultivating independence

It is Independence Day in the United States and therefore the perfect day to talk about training your students to become independent learners who master skills quickly and effectively. The type of … Continue reading

July 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: KP and KR Feedback

Augmented feedback is information received from others when performing a task. In the voice studio, this feedback comes from the teacher. Augmented feedback comes in two types “knowledge of performance” … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

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