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Show Notes

A great discussion about teaching children who are dealing with anxiety, ideas around parent issues, safety when returning to face to face lessons and ideas on how to get students practising. Check out the show now.

New resources in the Online Lessons Teacher Resource Kit including the sheet music and example ensemble score of "Ev'ry Little Cell" along with teaching ideas, and a poster for your studio for when you return to face to face teaching about Covid19 safety protocols.If you haven't yet registered, you can access the Teacher Resource Kit here.
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Overview for Episode 8

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

00:00 Welcome to our guests
01:10 A look at each of the panel members' set up Sara Campbell, Susan Head & Caryn Eastman
07:40 Q: Iā€™m finding one of my students is not learning as well as she normally would. She seems to lack focus in her lessons sometimes.
08:30 Susan & Paul provide a musical strategy to help students with anxiety with the help from Music Therapist, Alison Davies
16:30 Vanessa shares about her students who are stressed and how music lessons have helped.
17:45 Sara shares how teens have been coping during this time.
19:30 More items for Online Lesson Teacher Resource Kits - available at Piano Teaching Success 
20:45 Schools returning and businesses starting to open, what are you doing in your studio at this time?
21:30 Vanessa shares her dual studio, face to face & online including legal arrangements, public liability, etc
22:45 Susan's online studio
25:55 Sara shares what she is doing before going into the USA summer break and the safety issues around teaching singing.
29:00 Teaching very young students
36:00 Mindset and the impact on your studio
39:15 Communicating with parents
44:00 Sara has a free download on communicating with parents. Available here.
45:00 Safety Face shield
45:40 Question: What tips do you have on how to get students practicing when they have so many extracurricular activities?
52:00 Make Music Day Sunday 21 June and more online recital info from Sara and colleague Alexa Madison
54:40 Next week's panel
Get your copy of the free Online Lessons Teacher Resource Kit which includes: 64 flashcards, 1, 2, 6, & 12 stave manuscript, 2 & 3-octave paper keyboards, Google Sheet template for student communication, Covid19 Studio Health & Safety Policy, Ev'ry Little Cell Sheet Music & Ensemble. Available here.
Get Sara's suggestions for communicating with parents here

Thursday 28 May Panel

EPISODE 9: Composers Jazz & Staying fit US ... how are we moving forward and creative teaching ideas?
We're looking forward to a panel from USA, Australia & New Zealand.

Jo Kotchie
 is a composer and music teacher with over 40 years of experience specialising in piano, theory & aural development. She composed the pieces for the AMEB Technical Workbook (Prelim - Gr 4). She is also president of the West Australian Music Teachers' Association.

Joey Lieber is a pianist/piano teacher who teaches in Westchester and has a studio in West Harrison, USA. He also works teaching the kids at Open Door homeless shelter in Stamford, Connecticut. He holds a Bachelor of Music and is an endorsed Kawai Artist. Joey is also a specialist Jazz teacher.

Rae de Lisle is passionate about helping young pianists to play with ease. Her interactive e-book Fit 4 piano shows how simple exercises can make playing easier, more musical and more fun. Rae is Associate Professor of piano at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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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.