Articles

MICHAEL GRIFFIN

Articles

Michael Griffin

Articles

Michael Griffin has contributed articles and papers to a number of professional publications. Please contact Michael if you are interested in including his work in your digital or hard copy publication.

Teacher Mindsets

Teacher Mindsets

In educational psychology, much is said about the importance of cultivating growth mindsets in students. And rightly so, because students with a growth mindset work harder, embrace challenge, persist longer, learn from criticism, enjoy learning more and ultimate achieve more. But what about the critical role of teacher mindsets?

read more
The Glorious World of Choir

The Glorious World of Choir

Those of us in the choral world witness first-hand the glorious and wide-ranging benefits of group singing. But not everyone understands how choral activity can transform people. If you are required to justify why choir is deserving of a place in the schedule or curriculum, the notes here may assist your case.

read more
Are Pianists the Super-Athletes of the World?

Are Pianists the Super-Athletes of the World?

Physiologist Homer Smith cites skilled piano playing as one of the pinnacles of human achievement because of the “demanding muscle coordination of the fingers, which require a precise execution of fast and complex physical movements”. This remarkable human ability provides an insight into the power of the brain.

read more
Top Ten Tips For Choral Conductors

Top Ten Tips For Choral Conductors

Ten tips for conductors to get your choir in to shape. Follow these and you’ll be on the pathway to choral excellence! 1. Energy! The conductor must have more energy than the choir. Choirs respond to an energetic and passionate conductor. Particularly with young choirs, a fast-paced rehearsal captures the choristers’ attention, reducing boredom and unwelcome behaviour.

read more
Why Learn To Read Music?

Why Learn To Read Music?

In the West, reading musical notation is probably the most common method of learning and performing music. Nevertheless, some musicians are more practiced at playing without musical notation than with it, and many successful musicians from the worlds of jazz, pop, and folk do not read music. What incentive is there to spend the effort required to become literate with notation?

read more

MICHAEL GRIFFIN

M. Ed Studies, B.Ed.

A. Mus. A

Adelaide, South Australia

EMAIL

michael@professional-development.com.au

PHONE

+61 (0) 420 481 844

Social links

