I have been introducing this back-to-front learning technique to all my students this week, with great results.
We start by learning the last bar, then add the penultimate one, going to the end each time. We repeat this several times before including the next (preceding) bar.
The students get to see the benefit of repeating small phrases, and experiencing for themselves how learning a piece of music is not difficult if you take small steps.
I’m very happy with the results and will keep checking if my students are enjoying learning this way. Several of them accomplished much more in the one lesson this week, than we would previously have achieved in three, I believe!
Will post more later!