Part 1: Whole Body Learning Revolution
Piano teachers who have tried out Whole Body Learning share their experiences with Gillian Erskine. Paul Myatt fills in for Gillian as host and interviews podcaster and piano teacher, Leila Viss.
Teaching Kids with Dyslexia
Anastasia Cunningham is a piano teacher and mum of two grown-up girls. All three have Dyslexia. Anastasia shares her story of being a parent as well as a piano teacher and shares her best teaching strategies for children with dyslexia.
Collaborative Playing Skills & Creating Duets & Ensembles
We will talk about duet & ensemble playing and how to help students become collaborative players as well as how to create your own duets & ensembles for piano.
Part 3: Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties
Piano Teacher and Mom of two children with special needs shares how she has become a magnet for special needs students within her community. Caryn Eastman is a classroom and instrumental teacher with post-grad studies in teaching children with special needs. Caryn shares her best practices for helping children with learning difficulties.
Part 2: Children on the Autism Spectrum & more
In Part 2 of Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties, Lydia Meem shares her vast experience as a clinical psychologist specialising in helping teachers work with kids on the Autism spectrum and other Learning Difficulties. Great ideas for working with all kids on the spectrum.
Getting Students to Practice
Delving into the most powerful reasons why many students feel reluctant to practice with internationally renowned piano teacher and psychologist, Lucinda Mackworth-Young as she shares her insights and her new course aimed at helping us navigate The Inner Game of Teaching Piano.
Part 1: Teaching Students With Learning Difficulties
Part 1 of our 4 part series where we start our deep dive into learning difficulties and look at practical tips and ideas on how to help our students learn and love music. Guest Panel include Dr Erin Parkes (CA), Caryn Eastman (AU), Ashlee Hughes (USA), Alison Simpson (UK) and Lydia Meem (AU).
Duets & Keyboard Ensembles
Teaching duets & keyboard ensembles are a real favourite! We share tips and ideas for arranging your own duets and ensembles from existing pieces for students. Paul shares some of his students' performances.
Teaching technique to Beginners
Dr Rae de Lisle & Melody Deng show us simple ways to incorporate technique in the context of teaching pieces. Join Gillian as she dives into everything from legato, staccato to rotation and more.
The Power of Why & our mindset
Education specialist, Dr Carol Richards talks about mindset. We celebrate 1,000 milestones with David Statham who set out to grow the best music school he could. Glory St Germain shares her Power of Why.
Whole Body Learning in Action
Heather Smith, Sophie Fredericks and others share their experiences from teaching Whole Body Learning in their studios.
Neuroscience and Music Pedagogy
Dr Robyn Staveley shares key insights from her PhD on neuroscience and music pedagogy. Learn how to keep your students excited and engaged through science!
Making Mozart Fun!
A Masterclass with Gillian Erskine and Paul Myatt on engaging students through Whole Body Learning and multi-sensory teaching strategies.
How to Make Practice Fun
This episode has lots of tips to get your students to enjoy practice in the new school year. Featuring Lucinda Mackworth-Young, Gillian Erskine and Paul Myatt
Improve Your Online Teaching
This special features some of your favourite past panelists sharing their tips on online teaching. Learn about microphones, software and practical strategies.
Creating Entertaining Lessons
In the first of our festive season series, featured panelists Brian Chung, Dorla Aparicio, Katie Poli, and Josie Thomas share entertaining tips for teachers.
Teaching students to read with confidence.
New Zealander Rebecca Wilson shares 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 standrard 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 gives insight on how 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.