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Overview: Episode 17 (To exam or not to exam Part 2)

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: To Exam or Not to Exam.

0:2:50 Rae de Lisle shares her experience at a tertiary level and about parents. Parents getting locked into exams being important.

10:00 Josie Thomas speaks about why students are actually learning to play piano and talking about parents and how to engage them in the learning process.

12:00 Paul Myatt shares the story of his strategies for outsourcing some of the learning to parents.

15:34 Pros and Cons to doing exams the 3 main outcomes of exams which can go both ways.

19:58 Heather Smith explains that she started doing exams with her students as they offered a more balanced curriculum for her.

22:49 Realistic expectations of time that students have.

22:33 Samantha Coate shares her thoughts on exams and the 3 things students should from learning music: 
  1. the ability to play from full notation
  2. the ability to play from partial notation
  3. the ability to play from no notation
27:37 Piano Pivot Live was on at the beginning of this year and Paul Myatt was a presenter, here is a short clip from his session featuring a Grade 4 standard piece by Kevin Olsen.

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32:48 The Studio will be happening later this year and it's a place where teachers can transform their teaching through a creative and engaging way, making lessons fun for you and fun for your students. Teachers can register their interest in the studio here.

33:43 Felicitty Moran shares her experience of exams and teenagers and how she has discovered that she has achieved better outcomes through not using exams.

38:02 Getting Mastery & the Loop of Positivity
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42:35 The importance of reading the syllabus with piano examiner, Stuart Storer

47:03 Graham Fitch shares information about his resources, you can access them here.

48:51 Margaret Greig share tips for building confidence in performing

52:44 Stuart Storer shares some great wisdom about Sight Reading.

57:45 Next weeks Panel: Brian Chung, Nan Baker Richerson & Brend Chung
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