I warmly recommend Rabbi Aichenbaum’s Kriah Course.
Since I don’t know the budget of any given prospective participant, I can’t advise as to how “moser nefesh” one should be in order to take the course; however, I can certainly testify that R' Aichenbaum presents priceless advice and guidance drawn from a wealth of experience. He discusses a variety of problems and approaches to dealing with them. He even shows several video clips of kriah remediation with students who have difficulties. Comments and feedback from participants also add much to the experience, in the spirit of אז נדברו....
In considering if this course is the right thing for you, bear in mind that the course is not a ‘kriah from scratch’ course which would take the aspiring kriah teacher by the hand from the very beginning stages. Rather, the course assumes some prior knowledge and experience. If you do need some more basic guidance, however, such as which textbooks or curriculum is best, I’m sure that Rabbi Aichenbaum could also give some recommendations on that as well.
As with anything, one will have to put in some time after the course to think it over and develop ways to adapt the ideas to your circumstances.
Yosef Dovid Rosenberg
Manchester, England (formerly of Oswego, New York)
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