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We will be sharing the Poll Question responses over the next couple of weeks. Feel free to add your thoughts to the mix. 

Our goal for Q+A was to help teachers during Covid19. Thank you to all the teachers that sent us such lovely feedback. As the pandemic reduces around the world and with such lovely feedback, we have decided to continue the show EVERY 2 weeks. So join us again in 2 weeks.

The panel this week: Bradley Eustace (USA), Melody Deng (NZ) and Brad Eustace (AUS). So many creative ideas.

This week's edition to the Teacher Resource is the Keyboard charts. Login or get yours now.

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Overview: Episode 11

Where you can find specific answers to your questions in this week's show. There were many deep dives into topics this week. (timings of the broadcast):

00:00 Welcome to our guests
02:10 A look at each of the panel members' set up

12:30 Q: What's your view on using tablets for reading sheet music when playing/ practising? I’ve seen people use this, but not sure what tablets (screen size-wise) would be best and which apps are recommended for sheet music. Apparently, there is a foot pedal attachment for switching pages if you didn't want to do it with a swipe on the tablet  - could you shed any light on such tech gadgets?

Included a discussion about an online whiteboard that works and there is a fully working free version:

21:45 Melody shares how to develop aural skills using Noterush app.

24:45 Q: I have a 7-year-old beginner who is quite dyslexic and is finding it hard to play via note names. She only likes playing tunes that I make up for her via finger numbers. Have you any advice?

33:00 Game ideas and an example of very creating teaching of mezzo-staccato and developing good techniques.

40:15 A for YOU: When it comes to piano teaching, what’s your greatest challenge? Let us know at the show page.

41:00 A Keyboard Chart has been added to the Teacher Resource Kit. Grab it here.

42:30 Last week Linda Poelzer from Alberta, Canada and Carol Horman (I think she’s from Australia) said they found “teaching complex and complicated rhythms” most challenging. What would you suggest?

49:40 Brad Eustace shares some of his arrangements with Paul, House of the Rising Sun, Greensleeves and In the Hall of the Mountain King • Get Brad's music in AustraliaUK

56:30 Gillian shares about Q+A going 2 weekly from now. We're back on Wed/Thurs 24/25 June (depending on your timezone)

58:00 Video of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" arrangement by Brad Eustace - definitely worth a look!

Thursday 25 June Panel
in 2 weeks time

EPISODE 12: DENNIS ALEXANDER joins the panel in 2 weeks

Yolanda Frylink and Michael Power join Dennis Alexander on the penel.
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We will be every 2 weeks on Thursdays or Wednesday in the USA at:

Every Thursday @ 11am (AEST) - Check out the time in your TIMEZONES

If you're in the USA we're live on Wednesdays: Pacific US 6pm • Central US 8pm •  Eastern 9pm

NZ 1pm  • Japan 10am • HKG, SIN, Malaysia, 9am • Indonesia 8am • South Africa & Central EU 3am • UK 2am

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If you can't make the live time, we will send you the show notes and replay.
We hope this helps you in these challenging and unprecedented and times. Look forward to seeing you this Thursday.

All the best,

Bradley Eustace's piano arrangements
great for intermediate to advanced students.

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MTNA Presentation

Samantha was to present at the MTNA conference in March this year, but due to Covid19 Coronavirus the conference was cancelled. Grab a cuppa and watch her presentation.