My Dog Ate My Talent
You know those sections in the music we work on for weeks or more that still always go badly in performance? That can be fixed pretty quickly by understanding how to practice a little differently. Exciting research in neuroscience, psychology and educational best practices have recently illuminated the path to greatness, or even just giving a satisfying next performance.
Seminars and hands on instruction for immediate, and long term improvement.
- THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF TALENT AND IQ
- DELIBERATE PRACTICE
- SELF CONTROL-HABIT PATTERN DEVELOPMENT
- LEARNING CREATIVITY
- NEUROSCIENCE OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT
- THE UNINTUITIVE WAY GETTING GOOD AT ANYTHING REALLY WORKS
- HOW TO APPLY ALL OF THIS TO ANYTHING – ACADEMICS, SPORTS, WHATEVER
- AND MUCH MORE
Brilliant!. . . a dynamic conduit between research and practice, and that is a vital link.
A summer in Aspen didn’t fix some of the problems I’ve begun to truly remedy in just a week.
It really works. I wish I knew this info 20 years ago.
It was amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!” (exact number of exclamation points)
. . .invaluable advice on learning and practice techniques. . .through informative lectures and his uniquely insightful Practiclasses.
. . .a very innovative approach in his teaching. . .his, “Philosophy” is absolutely the type of work necessary to attain high levels of performance
Regarded as a pioneer in the application and real use of research to the big picture of teaching Gregg Goodhart has a passion for teaching others how to learn so they can surpass their perceived limitations. This passion led to an intense interest in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience and psychology as they relate to teaching. By putting these principles into practical use in the classroom over many years he has come to an understanding as to how to teach others to reach their potential, and show teachers how to teach it. Or, as Ian Snyder at the University of Minnesota puts it, “There’s so much cheap inspiration out there – this was the real kind! Seeing such a clear and detailed road map of how to effectively coach our brains gave me and will give my students such a feeling of being enabled.”
Through innovative workshops and presentations he presents practical methods used for years with students that are backed, informed, and shaped by relevant research. Students and teachers leave with specific ways to improve their teaching/learning/practice in significant ways, and how to continue to improve upon that.
Gregg has done this with middle school students through the most respected and experienced educators from around the country. Dr. Brenda Brenner at Indiana University calls his work, “Brilliant!” And Russell Shed, Department Chair and teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, CA says, “It really works and I wish I knew this info 20 years ago.” Christian Ahanger, Principal at the K-12 Academy of Excellence South Campus in inner city Milwaukee, Wisconsin says, “(Gregg has) provided one of the most beneficial presentations to my teachers I think they have attended since I began working with the school.”
Gregg is in demand as a clinician doing workshops and seminars for teachers, students and parents from K-12 to faculty at the finest four-year institutions.
Lyda Partee Osinga received National Board Teacher Certification in Early Adolescent/Young Adult with an orchestra emphasis. She currently teaches orchestra to grades 3-8 for the Oshkosh School District and maintains a private studio as a registered Suzuki teacher. She conducts the Prelude Orchestra and String Orchestra Central for the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and is the author of OrcheStars, a series of method books for string players. She has presented sessions for local, state, and national conferences for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, the Colorado chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and the American String Teachers Association on her Music Decoder grids and is the host of the unique interview series called The Thriving Child.
Ms. Osinga began playing the violin at the age of four, learning the Suzuki method which had just arrived in the United States. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from West Virginia University and received a Master of Music with honors from the University of Colorado in performance and pedagogy. Ms. Osinga has been privileged to study in Japan with Shinichi Suzuki. Previously, Ms. Osinga was the director of the community music schools for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the University of Memphis (TN) where she provided teacher training, lessons for students of all ages, and other music classes in theory, music appreciation and music history.
Brass Bell Music
210 Silver Spring Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53217