Are you sick of feeling like you can't count exercises musically, or maybe your dancers just don't seem to hear the musicality you're wanting?! 

They need your clear and precise marking to understand and hear the musicality that you're looking for! 

Are you curious about other's experiences inside The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers? Is it worth the investment..

The Life of a Teacher with Minimal to no Music Knowledge

 (Could this be you?) 

Sadly wastes valuable class time because they often have to re-start marking unset exercises 

A teacher that finds themselves having to restart marking an exercise because it's not right, either in pattern or sense of musicality, is often a sign of a teacher who would benefit from a deeper grasp of music.

Intentionally using pre-set syllabus year round

Avoiding unset exercises and sticking to pre-set syllabus can be a strong sign of insecurity. Creating, choosing music and marking unset exercises can be overwhelming with minimal music skills. 

Rarely gets the right music qualities they want from a musician

While few teachers get to work with a musician, working with a musician can be an adventure and a delight. However, if a teacher rarely gets the music that they want, it quickly becomes a frustrating and discouraging experience. 

Frustrated with their 'unmusical' dancers that appear to never listen to the music

It can be super irritating if dancers are consistently NOT following the musicality that the teacher wants! If the majority of dancers are consistently not accenting the musicality that the teacher wants, it's likely not the dancers, it's the teacher's lack of clarity OR ineffective music choice. (I'm sorry, that might have stung a little.)

Feels insecure while teaching 

 The last thing a teacher needs as they're walking into a studio of dancers, whatever the age, is to feel uncertain or insecure. That being said, lack of confidence is incredibly common if a teacher isn't secure in their music theory/counting skills. The lack of knowledge becomes apparent, rapidly, if the dance teacher is going to mark any slightly different exercises.

Knowledge is not only power,

it's CONFIDENCE! 

 

Did any of those statements give you pause to think? 

 

Often professional dancers, retired dancers or young dancers-to-be begin teaching dance in the local studio as a side gig until they figure out what their long game is. 5 years later they're still teaching, more than ever, and have discovered that they LOVE teaching! It's thrilling to watch the progress, right?  Unfortunately, their own growth has stopped unless they've been intentional about further dance teacher technique development training. 

Experience is a way to learn and grow, BUT, it isn't always the best, is it?

Experience took me 23 years of playing for ballet to be where I am today. That could have been so much quicker had I invested in intentional ballet accompaniment training. I considered it, but I didn't know if I was going to keep playing for dance, would the investment be worth it for me? 

Speaking of experience, here's a story for you! I remember playing for an old Romanian teacher when I first started to play for ballet. He would come to the piano and SMACK the top of it in an even march rhythm and lecture me, "Why you not play like this??" I cried many tears behind that piano because I didn't know what he wanted and he didn't know how to ask for or mark it clearly. This was over 20 years ago now but the experience is seared in my memory as one of the many examples of why ballet teachers and pianists need to be bilingual (learning each other's language)!

 While most teachers aren't working with a pianist, they are most certainly using music for each exercise, music they personally chose! Their dancers are dancing to...music! The year end production is full of what? Music!! 

Music is a HUGE part of dance and so it's a valuable skill to know how to count and use it effectively with confidence and articulation!

What I've observed over the years is that the teachers with great music theory and rhythm understanding have FAR more confidence in the studio. Teachers with music knowledge can infuse it into their teaching which leads to more musically knowledgeable and aware dancers (Thus developing our next generation of dancers and teachers to be intelligent, musically)!

Teachers who have taken quality music training can fine-tune their unset exercises to target certain physicalities and musicalities because they know how to select music that will support the intentions of their exercises. 

Music isn't just an inspiring metronome or a time keeper.. it can be a powerful tool that you can use to support your goals as a teacher!

Fact #1

All Dancers

Dancers regardless of background NEED to understand music rhythms and time signatures and they learn those from their teachers! 

Fact #2

 Desperately Needed

Music education in school is minimal these days, children do not know the music theory they need to be an informed dancer.

Fact #3

Impacts Performances

The more music theory and dance types a teacher can use in class, the more capable their dancers are; not just for exams and year end performances but also in future auditions! 

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How Will Taking your Premium Music Course Benefit my Dancers? 

Musicality must be taught in the studio on a continual basis through active and passive learning.

When a teacher asks their dancers to clap beats of a 4/4 and then to clap bars of a 4/4 (this can be done with any music type, the more you know and can teach this way, the better!).. after which they march the beats and then march the bars, that's active and intentional music instruction. 

When a teacher marks their exercises with clear musicality  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + vs. + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 that's passive music instruction. It's there but they're not really aware that they're learning.

I believe that dance/ballet teachers should be using both! 

Active Music Instruction AND Passive Music Instruction. 

By taking The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers, dance teachers can ensure that they're marking and counting their exercises CLEARLY, ARTICULATELY and ACCURATELY thereby consistently demonstrating passive music instruction no matter what the exercise!

Dancers can passively develop their musicality just by having a teacher that has a strong and knowledgeable background in music.  

Teachers who can successfully challenge their dancers rhythmically by using different music types (tarantella, mazurka, 6/8 march, polonaise, Viennese waltz, hornpipe, minuet, etc) in class will automatically have stronger performances musically, stronger auditions by their dancers and higher exam marks.  

Musicality and the awareness of what's going on in the music is powerful! 

Teachers can intentionally create exercises that target specific movements AND choose music that PERFECTLY supports those exercises. 

Music knowledge/development expands a teacher's ability to be skillfully creative, inspiring and intentional.

Extra Perks from Marking Musically: 
  1. Dancers will pick up exercises more accurately and more quickly. 
  2. Working with a musician will get easier and more enjoyable! 
  3. You exude confidence in front of your dancers and guests, like parents or studio owners. 

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The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers 

This one-of-a-kind program is self-paced and quickly learned and applied over a 3 month time frame, on average. Some teachers take longer but most can complete the full course in that time. 

Through practical, easy-to-implement guidance and training, you'll find that music will quickly becomes a new language and tool for you to handle with ease in the studio; even the 'odd' music types that most teachers avoid using. 

It's not just about using and counting music, it's about strengthening your ability and building your confidence as a teacher! Life is too short to feel stuck feeling uncertain or insecure! 

 

Module 1 

Mini Course: From Hot Mess to Music Reading Master

Music theory that ballet teachers benefit from knowing! You'll learn basic note values, how to read rhythms AND, what you need to know on a page of sheet music as a dance teacher, not as a musician! 

 

Module 2

Slow Duple Meter

Here we cover the slow 4/4, the tango and 3 different types of marches (4/4, 2/2 and 6/8!). Each music type comes taught using my 3 Step Process! 

Lorel's 3 Step Process
  1. Step 1: Video training showing you the basic rhythms to expect for that music type. Dancer counts, musician beats AND how to count the introduction! 
  2. Step 2: Video training with me at my piano playing and count that music type with dancer counts and again with musician beats so you can hear it both ways! Here is where you'll find your MP4 for each music type!
  3. Step 3: Video training once again covering HOW to use the music type. What exercises would it be good for? What music qualities can you expect to consistently get with this music type. Here's where I'll as you to create your own exercise using this music type and PRACTICE counting it in the correct musicality!  

Module 3 

Quick Duple Meter

Here we'll cover 2/4, polka, hornpipe and galop (or coda as you might call it.) Again each music type will be taught using the 3 Step Process! 

 

Module 4

Slow Triple Meter

Finally we've hit the triple meter section. This module is heavy and large as the triple meter category is the largest amount of music we use in ballet class. In this module you'll learn: slow 3/4 and 6/8, polonaise, lyrical waltz, Spanish style waltz, minuet, barcarolle and grand waltz! Again, all taught using the 3 Step Process! 

 

Module 5 

Quick Triple Meter

We're flying into the home stretch at this pointe! Yay! In this module we cover the 6/8 for allegro, the tarantella, the mazurka and the Viennese waltz! 

 

Module 6

 Working with a Musician

In this final and VERY SHORT module I cover the basics of working with musician, mostly a pianist, and what you want to have in order to bring them and work with them successfully! I want you to approach the experience with confidence and prowess! 

 

After you've completed ALL the videos, clicked COMPLETE on each lesson, etc. you'll receive an email confirming you've done it all AND a certificate with your name on it! 

(RAD Teachers: You'll receive an email half way through confirming that you've completed 10 time-earned CPD hours and you'll receive second email confirming the second 10 hour block of time-earned CPD hours for a total of 20 time-earned CPD hours!) 

Lorel Leal

Founder & CEO The Barre Pianist

B.F.A. Performing Arts (23+ yrs of ballet accompaniment and music teaching experience)

With the comprehensive music training available through The Barre Pianist, you'll experience smoother, more creative, musically intellectual classes as a teacher. 

Experience the joy of watching your DANCERS benefit from your music skills as their musicality blossoms (especially during performances!) , their accuracy in class skyrockets AND your creative juices can flow during choreography with a whole new understanding of what you're really creating to!

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Hi, Lorel here, whether now's the time to take action or you need to sit on it for a bit, I firmly believe that everyone benefits from learning each other's languages that we use in the studios!

Lorel | The Barre Pianist

P.S. If you have questions, don't hesitate to send me an email ([email protected]) and ask, I'm happy to jump on a messenger or zoom call to chat about the course and how it works!