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Overview: Episode 12

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

13:15 Q: When are you returning to face to face teaching and what will you do differently during lessons compared to pre-Covid19 times?

17:30 One viewer's greatest challenge is “teaching in a fun and interesting way”. Watch the hysterically funny videos of Miss Dontbee and Miss Doobee teaching with ways to make learning fun and interesting for students. Dennis, Michael & Yolanda all added their thoughts about these teaching examples.

Dennis's app suggestions: Anytune, Rhythm Lab

34:45 Gillian shares a pedagogical breakdown of the teaching demonstrations explaining the reason why this was so important.  

38:00 Backing tracks and why they're so important. We’ve found that even boring things like scales can be FUN with backing tracks! We all know kids need to practice their scales for their exams and we all know they never do it. A couple of years ago we decided to create a solution to help piano teachers with scales!
41:00 When it comes to teaching piano,  what’s your greatest challenge? REPLY to this email and let us know.

41: 15 PTS Teacher Resource Kit download here

42:35 Dennis shares his experience of writing Premier Piano Express course and plays the composition that he is giving away to Q+A Audience members this week. Get your free download here.

51:50 Why join a Music Teachers' Association

61:00 The next panel in 2 weeks

62:45 Performance of Dennis Alexander's "Toccata Ritmico" starting with a performance from a workshop that was held at the Sydney Conservatorium finishing with Dennis playing the piece.

Thursday 9 July Panel

EPISODE 13: Exploring best practice at the piano with some very experienced piano teachers.

Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Mark Matthews and Sharon Mark-Teggart join Gillian & Paul on the penel.
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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.