Teaching students to read with confidence.
New Zealander Rebecca Wilson came to the conclusion that the traditional method of using mnemonics often results in students who struggle to read music. Find out how she helps her students learn to read using fun & educationally and pedagogically sound strategies.
Tenacity, Lockdowns, Duets & wonderful composers
Join Pam Wedgwood, Ruth Alberici & Alison Mathews who share their piano online teaching strategies. Free sheet music and other giveaways.
Master Class on teaching creativity
Composer & arranger, Phillip Keveren joins the show to share easy to implement ideas on how to incorporate improvisation and composition with your students using standard piano repertoire.
Improv, Composition & Managing your Studio
Join us and explore creativity with Christopher Norton, an exam system that fosters music skills with Elise Beckett-Russell and managing your studio with Heather Smith
Group Teaching & Holiday/Vacation Camps
Dorla Aparicio & Katie Poli share piano teaching strategies for group teaching which are fun, ideal for student development and can increase your earning potential.
COVID safe studios & engaging students
Engaging students in lessons with studio wide challenges and creativity with Josie Thomas. See how Peter Simpson has made his UK based Forte Music School COVID safe .
Recreational Music Making and how it can help your students
An inspirational show about Recreational Music Making & meeting students where they are at, rather than teaching them what we want them to learn. With Brian Chung, Nan Baker Richerson & Brenda Dillon
To Exam or Not to Exam Part 2 - Continued from last episode
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.
To Exam or Not to Exam Part 1 - Can we teach for exams and keep our students thriving?
Sally Cathcart, Glory St Germain, Graham Fitch, Margaret Grieg, Alison Mathews, Elise Russell, Erica Booker & Elissa Milne weigh into the debate .
Getting students to read and memorise
A great panel give insight on gow to get students to read, what examiners looking for and how to get students to memorise pieces. With Dorothy Chia, Stuart Storer & Leonie Cohen.
Body Mapping Technique and how to make scales, chords & lead sheets FUN!
Exploring teaching chords, lead sheets, scales and technical work in an engaging way with Jane Shellshear. A focus on technique using Body Mapping.
Motivating students & playing by ear
Join this brilliant panel with Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Mark Matthews & Sharon Mark-Tegget chatting about teaching strategies, playing by ear and composing.
How to teach in a fun and interesting way
Discussing teaching strategies with Yolanda Fryling, Michael Power & Dennis Alexander. Meet Miss Doobee & Miss Dontbee demonstrating different teaching strategies. Exploring backing tracks.
Teaching complex rhythms & using tablets for reading music
Discussing using tablets for reading sheet music, teaching dyslexic students, difficult rhythms, online whiteboards & more. With Bradley Sowash, Melody Dang & Bradley Eustace.
Maintaining enthusiasm & how to play effortlessly
Nicola Cantan discusses how to maintain interest and enthusiasm. Penelope Roskell shares her techniques for effortless playing and Sally Cathcart shares ideas on developing musicianship.
Improving quality of online lessons & teaching teenagers
Tips from Joey Lieber on avoiding lag in online lessons. Suggestions for developing technique with Rae de Lisle. Jo Kotchie shares ideas on composing and improvising with teenagers
Helping students with anxiety & teaching online and in person
Susan Head shares ideas to help students with anxiety. Vanessa Munns discusses her dual studio with face-to-face and online teaching. Tips for teaching teens with Sara Campbell.
Supporting perfectionist and autistic students & how to make your lessons fun!
Perfectionist students, ASD and the Autism spectrum & great software to help with assignments. With Glory St Germain, Caryn Eastman & Paula Melville-Clark
Using puppets & staying connected with technology
Using fun online games and puppets to engage your younger students. Using Facebook groups to stay connected. FREE Teacher Resource kit! With Angela Turner, Kia Leong & Dr Kerry Van.
Pain points of teaching online; advanced students, microphones and more
David Statham discusses microphones. Scott Lam talks using asynchronous format for online lessons. Daniel McFarlane shares games to make it fun!.
The basics of online teaching technology
How to start simple with teaching online. What tech is good? headsets, microphones, software. How to check seating position & pedalling. With elissa Milne, Therese Milanovic & Helen Perris.
Asynchronous online teaching strategies & teaching younger students
Lyndel Kennedy discusses asynchronous teaching. Lynda Irvine & Cynthia Delaney share strategies for working with younger students. We visit teachers' online teaching studios from around the world.
Combatting technical problems when teaching online
Brenda Hunting, Carly McDonald & Samantha Coates share how to combat time lag and avoiding cancellations with online lessons. Updates on COVID-19 solutions from examination boards from around the world.
How to smoothly transition to online teaching during COVID-19
Three industry experts; Bernard Depasquale, Anastasia Beuttner-Moore & Tim Topham share ideas for covid-19 times and how to move to online lessons. See Show Notes page for extra videos and resources.
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