STOP! Before going further I suggest you read this blog and watch the linked video for an idea of what audiation training looks like in practice. A picture’s worth a thousand words so a video must be worth at least a couple million!
In order for reading and technical skills to take hold, musicians need to learn to hear with understanding. That skill is called audiation, and when taught skillfully and studied with patience, it can be learned. Audiation isn’t just for professional musicians. It’s for music lovers of all ages, and it’s a necessary foundation for future learning. Please read on below the break for more information on my philosophy on teaching students to hear and play music with understanding.