Show Notes


Overview: Episode 18

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

04:05 Brian Chung shares just a bit of his experience

06:27 Brenda shares her vast experience in teaching over many years.

07:15 Nan shares a little about her teaching and teaching classes.

09:03 So what is Recreational Music Making?

12:00 The Golden Quadrant

15:12 A sporting analogy - Soccer (Football)

19:25 Brenda describes becoming involved in RMM and the path she took which turned from 1 small group to 13 classes a week.

24:21 Nan shares her story of teaching RMM from another different perspective.

29:19 When you have a few students in a group and dealing with different abilities. Including an excerpt from Nan's recent webinar called: The Many Hats of a Group Teacher

31:14 Paul shares his Enriched Learning Environment and Whole Body Learning techniques that are both fun and pedagogically sound as well as considered to be the most "brain-developing" way to teach due to the multi-modal learning opportunities. These are the learning opportunities that are open to teachers in the soon to be released as part of "The Studio" by Piano Teaching Success.
40:02 Brian speaks about the Baby Boomers of the world who are retiring at the moment and how so many of them are interested in learning music.
45:02 Brenda shares her experience with working with retirees and the joy that she gained from it.

48:32 Paul asks Brenda about the books that she has written for piano lessons for RMM called Piano Fun and also her other piano arrangements.

53:00 Kristy Rigtrup from Utah asks: "I am very interested in starting an RMM group in my area, and am curious to know how you handle the classes during the epidemic."

55:27 Linnda Gould from Canada asks: I have been teaching RMM for 20 years primarily to retirees but feel quite isolated.  None of the other piano teachers in my city seem to feel comfortable with it.  Is there an RMM community to share ideas and experiences? One of the answers was to join the Piano Teaching Success Facebook Group

56:40 Brian Chung's Final Thought from his MTNA presentation

59:20 Next episode's panelists

60:40 One of Brenda's beautiful arrangements from her Classical Album.
Join the Piano Teaching Success Facebook Group
JOIN the SHOW in 2 WEEKs...
Join the virtual audience (100 seat limit) and/or ask a question
Our virtual studio audience is limited to 100 seat but we will be streaming live to Facebook if you don't get a seat.

Our studio audience, will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from our panel of experts.

When is PTS Q+A on?

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

Australian Times: Thursday QLD/NSW/VIC/ACT/TAS 11:00am •  SA/NT 10:30am • WA 9:00am
FIND OUT WHAT TIME Q+A is on where you live?
If you can't make the live time, we will send you the show notes and replay.

Other helpful links for Recreational Music Making

Videos about Recreational Music Making

Brenda Dillon's Website

Digital Sheet Music from Blackrock Music

Placeholder Image
Placeholder Image
Placeholder Image