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Overview: Episode 9

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 Rae de Lisle, Joey Lieber & Jo Kotchie
09:30 Q: I teach piano lessons via zoom at the moment but find it very difficult to do singing lessons online as there are gaps in the sound. Dealing with Lag!!!
12:15 Joey's Blog Posts: How to improve sound quality in your lessons & 10 ways to improve your internet speed in music lessons.
14:00 How Rae deals with sound issues, teaching at a really high level.
16:00 How Jo works around online lesson issues
17:01 Joey shares some videos of how he teaches jazz with students over Zoom to avoid the lag.
21:00 Gillian asks how to start a child off with improvisation.
27:00 Q: How do I make sure my young students develop good habits around technique during this time. 
I’m worried about them picking up bad habits during this time.
28:20 Rae shares her passion for helping keeping pianists healthy. Rae's new book is called Fit 4 Piano and she is offering a 20% discount on the eBook or the physical book. Use pianoteachingsuccess20 on her website.
37:55 Brag Tags have been added to the Online Lesson Teacher Resource Kits - available at Piano Teaching Success 
40:00 Q: I have a teen who is going through ‘a stage’ where she’s rebelling a bit. It seems that nothing I put in front of her seems to interest her. Jo shares how she tries to help teens and some of her pieces for teens. She shares two excerpts that are available on her website.
47:25 Paul chats to Tim Topham about membership and the latest courses about teaching Teenagers and more.
49:50 Q: Are you concerned about the effect of the heat generated from iPads warming up the front of the piano whilst teaching online? I now try to block the heat passing through to the wood. Thanks to Julian Morgan-Smith, Piano Technical Manager from Yamaha Australia. Julian also talks about cleaning Yamaha's Ivorite keys and general piano maintenance.
56:00 Next week's panel - remember a time change for the show next week.
57:00 Paul's student, Bas Buwalda sings and plays his song, "Oh Quaranteen".
WOW Brag Tags have been sooo popular they are the latest resource to be added to the free Online Lessons Teacher Resource Kit. If you haven't yet registered, you can access the Teacher Resource Kit here.
"Oh Quaranteen" a song by Bas Buwalda who learnt from Paul Myatt
A 2 minute bit of fun ;-) He's a really great muso, follow his Instagram Page here.

Thursday 4 June Panel
UK/EU Special 11am UK time • 8pm Sydney Time

EPISODE 10: What's happening in the UK & Ireland?
On the first Thursday of each month we will have a UK/EU special edition.
We are very excited to welcome three wonderful piano teachers...

Nicola Cantan
 is a piano teacher, blogger and creator. She loves getting piano students learning through laughter, and exploring the diverse world of music-making; through improvisation, composition and games. She has many fun teaching ideas on Colourful Keys, and members site, Vibrant Music Teaching.

Dr Sally Cathcart isis a Churchill Fellow, a UK-based musician, pianist, teacher and author. She is very involved with teacher training with The Piano Teachers’ Course (UK) and is co-founder and director of The Curious Piano Teachers. Sally is also an examiner and piano syllabus consultant for the ABRSM.

Penelope Roskell is Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As a soloist she has played in major concert halls in more than thirty countries. She is a leading specialist in healthy piano playing in the UK.
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All the best,

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MTNA Presentation

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