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Brian Chung, Nan Baker Richerson, Brenda Dillon

Brian Chung
Dr Nan Baker Richerson
Brenda Dillon

An inspirational show about Recreational Music Making & meeting students where they are at, rather than teaching them what we want them to learn. 

EP 18 Show & Notes
Whether to do Piano Exams Part 2

To Exam or Not to Exam Part 2

Brilliant guests share their experience in this 2nd part of the Q+A exam special. Guests: Graham Fitch, Samantha Coates, Margaret Grieg, Josie Thomas, Heather Smith, Felicity Moran, Stuart Storer.

EP 17 Show & Notes
To Exam or Not to Exam Part 1

To Exam or Not to Exam Part 1

How to have the best of both worlds do exams AND make it fun! Guests: Sally Cathcart, Glory St Germain, Graham Fitch, Margaret Grieg, Alison Mathews, Elise Russell, Erica Booker & Elissa Milne.

EP 16 Show & Notes
Dorothy Chea, Stuart Storer, Leonie Cohen

Dorothy Chia
Stuart Storer
Leonie Cohen

How to get students to read. What are examiners looking for and how to students to memorise pieces.

EP 15 Show & Notes
Jane Shellshear, Gillian Erskine, Paul Myatt, Body Mapping

Jane Shellshear on Body Mapping
How to make scales, chords & lead sheets FUN!

Teaching chords, lead sheets, scales and technical work. A focus on technique using Body Mapping.

EP 14 Show & Notes
Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Mark Matthews, Sharon Mark-Teggart

Lucinda Mackworth-Young
Mark Matthews
Sharon Mark-Teggart

Join this brilliant panel chatting about teaching strategies, playing by ear and composing.

EP 13 Show & Notes
Dennis Alexander, Yolanda Frylink, Michael Power

Dennis Alexander
Yolanda Frylink
Michael Power

Teaching in a fun and interesting way. Meet Miss Doobee & Miss Dontbee demonstrating different teaching strategies. Exploring backing tracks.

EP 12 Show & Notes
Bradley Sowash, Melody Dang, Bradley Eustace

Bradley Sowash
Melody Dang
Bradley Eustace

Using tablets for reading sheet music when playing/practising. Teaching dyslexic students, difficult/complex rhythms, online whiteboards & more.

EP 11 Show & Notes
Nicola Cantan, Sally Cathcart, Penelope Roskell

Nicola Cantan
Sally Cathcart
Penelope Roskell

How to maintain interest and enthusiasm. Penelope shares her techniques for effortless playing. Sally shares ideas on developing musicianship skills.

EP 10 Show & Notes
Jo Kotchie, Joey Lieber, Rae de Lisle

Jo Kotchie
Joey Lieber
Rae de Lisle

Good sound quality and avoiding lag in online lessons. Developing technique from beginners through to advanced players, Composing for teens.

EP 9 Show & Notes
Sara Campbell, Susan Head, Vanessa Munns

Sara Campbell
Susan Head
Vanessa Munns

Ideas to help your students cope with anxiety. Combining online and face-to-face teaching in your studio. Teaching teens. COVID-19 SIGNS for your studio.

EP 8 Show & Notes
Glory St Germain, Caryn Eastman, Paula Melville-Clark

Glory St Germain
Caryn Eastman
Paula Melville-Clark

Perfectionist students and how to support them. What is ASD & the  Autism spectrum. Great software to help with assignments. Ways to make your lessons fun!

EP 7 Show & Notes
Angela Turner, Kia Leong, Dr Kerry Van

Angela Turner
Kia Leong
Dr Kerry Van

Using puppets to engage your younger students. Fun games to play online. More tech and using Facebook groups to stay connected. FREE Teacher Resource kit!

EP 6 Show & Notes
David Statham, Daniel McFarlane, Scott Lam

David Statham
Daniel McFarlane
Scott Lam

Choosing the right microphone, working with advanced piano students using asynchronous format for online lessons. Apps & games to make it fun!.

EP 5 Show & Notes
Elissa Milne, Therese Milanovic, Helen Perris

Elissa Milne
Therese Milanovic
Helen Perris

How to start simple with teaching online. What tech is good? headsets, microphones, software. How to check seating position & pedalling.

EP 4 Show & Notes
Lynda Irvine, Lyndel Kennedy, Cynthia Delaney

Lynda Irvine
Lyndel Kennedy
Cynthia Delaney

What is asynchronous teaching and how to use it with online and face to face students. Strategies for working with younger students. We visit teachers' online teaching studios from around the world.

EP 3 Show & Notes
Carly McDonald, Samantha Coates, Brenda Hunting

Carly McDonald
Samantha Coates
Brenda Hunting

Combatting time lag & doing rhythm work, using speakers and/or headphones and avoiding cancellations with online lessons. Status updates re: COVID-19 solutions from examination boards from around the world.

EP 2 Show & Notes
Bernard Depasquale (AMEB), Anastasia Beuttner-Moore & Tim Topham

Bernard Depasquale,
Anastasia Beuttner-Moore
Tim Topham

Three industry experts share ideas for covid-19 times and how to move to online lessons and the what their organisations are doing to assist teachers. See Show Notes page for extra videos and resources.

EP 1 Show & Notes

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