Whole Body Learning Teaching Course
What's in the Piano for Leisure course

Learn how Whole Body Learning Teaching strategies can help you to engage and motivate your students.

With more effective practice time from your teaching, your students will achieve more in less time. This makes preparing students for an exam easier on you and them!

Whole Body Learning

Whole Body Learning is perfect for all learning styles, especially when you have reluctant readers, students who can’t sit still or students with special needs. You’ll be amazed how learning with the Whole Body Learn approach will suit all learners.

Take this opportunity to upgrade your teaching skills to include the Whole Body Learning approach and you’ll be amazed by the engagement of your students, more musical performances and ability to learn faster and more effectively.

Whole Body Learning is based on the philosophies of Orff, Dalcroze and Kodaly. What’s unique is that Whole Body Learning is specifically designed for piano and instrumental teachers.The latest research has now found that using multi-modal teaching strategies like the Whole Body Learning approach helps learners take in, store and retrieve information more effectively. 

What's in the Piano for Leisure course?

Kitty Pang shares her experience of Whole Body Learning training.

Kitty has many students participating in piano exams. She uses the Whole Body Learning approach with her students because it helps them learn more effectively and really engages them in the learning.

 

Preliminary - Grade 2
Early Bird $149 till 9 July

($169 after 9/7/21 & $189 after 16/7/21)

  • 6 hours of tuition with AMEB Examiner and Piano for Leisure Syllabus Consultant Stuart Storer and Whole Body Learning expert, Paul Myatt.
  • 2 lesson options, Friday morning at 11am-1pm AEST or Sunday afternoon at 4pm-6pm AEST. Come to one, both or watch the replay. Commencing 23 July.
  • Teaching Course in Whole Body Learning teaching strategies for Preliminary - Grade 2 of the AMEB Piano for Leisure Syllabus.
  • Private Facebook Group to ask questions & post your training assignments & be provided with feedback from instructors
  • Ongoing access to the Facebook group to access the library of teaching examples.
  • 6 x lessons offered - 2 lesson options each week, either Friday 11am or Sunday 4pm commencing 23 July 2021. Choose Friday, Saturday, both or watch the replay. Cost is less than $25/hour.
  • Ongoing access to the lesson recordings.
  • Grade 1 Whole Body Learning Teaching Strategies for pieces across the syllabus.
  • Access to the Practice Buddy fully orchestrated backing tracks for 3 Series of Grade Preliminary - Grade 2 for the course + access to your choice of series of AMEB PFL Teacher's Backing Track (Prelim-Gr4) for 1 year. (Value $75.00)
  • 2 months access to AMEB Piano for Leisure FastTRACK Scales Teacher pack (Value $21.00)
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Preliminary - Grade 4
Early Bird $239 till 9 July

($269 after 9/7/21 & $289 after 16/7/21)

  • 12 hours of tuition with AMEB Examiner and Piano for Leisure Syllabus Consultant Stuart Storer and Whole Body Learning expert, Paul Myatt.
  • 2 lesson options, Friday morning at 11am-1pm AEST or Sunday afternoon at 4pm-6pm AEST. Come to one, both or watch the replay. Commencing 23 July.
  • Teaching Course in Whole Body Learning teaching strategies for Preliminary - Grade 4 of the AMEB Piano for Leisure Syllabus.
  • Private Facebook Group to ask questions & post your training assignments & be provided with feedback from instructors
  • Ongoing access to the Facebook group to access the library of teaching examples.
  • 12 x lessons offered - 2 lesson options each week, either Friday 11am or Sunday 4pm commencing 23 July 2021. Attend Friday, Sunday, both or watch the replay. Cost is less than $20/hour.
  • Ongoing access to the lesson recordings.
  • Grade 1 Whole Body Learning Teaching Strategies for pieces across the syllabus.
  • Access to the Practice Buddy fully orchestrated backing tracks for 3 Series of Grade Preliminary - Grade 4 for the course + access to your choice of series of AMEB PFL Teacher's Backing Track (Prelim-Gr4) for 1 year. (Value $75.00)
  • 4 months access to AMEB Piano for Leisure FastTRACK Scales Teacher pack (Value $32.00)
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What teachers are saying about Whole Body Learning courses...

Prelim - Grade 2 Course
Prelim - Grade 4 Course

What do teachers think of Whole Body Learning?

This workshop helped me hone the value of whole-body experiences through movement and voice to support instrumental learning. The importance of movement and vocalising, while exploring and playing with sound, are key elements to sequential learning.  The joy, security and skill that develops is transferred to ones instrument where specific skills are mastered and the musician is free to express themselves. - TRACEY BURTON

I highly recommend. I have already used some of the techniques acquired in this course with my students and they have all loved it and asked if we could do it again next week. - BIANCA VELLA

Full of fresh new approaches to inspire teachers to keep lessons relevant. - DI CRIDGE

Gave me a whole lot of ideas to work with but also let me experience why we need repetition and small chunks to learn a piece of music. :). - MARIE-LOUISE BETHUNE

Prelim - Gr 2 Course
Prelim - Gr 4 Course

What do the academics think?

Dr Carol Richards

Education Lecturer & President of the International Association of Creative Music & Movement Education (IACMME)

In reviewing this course, it has obviously been written to assist students to pass their piano exams, it also ensures students develop skills towards becoming good musicians not just being able to play piano. It is based on the solid pedagogy of tried and tested approaches to music learning from Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodály and Dalcroze. It moves far beyond the ‘one-student in isolation’ struggling to learn to make music from a page of black dots to a young musician who plays along with exciting and musical backing tracks.

Making authentic music by playing along with an accompaniment is both motivational and beneficial for wholistic learning and the whole body learning (singing, dancing/moving, clapping) guarantees that aspects of the piece like the melody and rhythms are internalised before they are played.

As lesson stages contain many different activities, students are less likely to suffer from‘do it again or do it right” fatigue. Active listening is included as part of the course with activities to keep the student on track.

Encouraging students to sing melodies in solfa/solfege builds a solid ear for phrases, intervals, and chords. The Fast Track Skeleton is a brilliant way to prevent ‘overload’ when learning a piece by targeting on only a section of the piece while playing it with the backing track or the teacher.

There are many ways in which students can learn to be good musicians and good pianists. I believe teachers who do this training course and implement it with their students will find their students will practise and will want to come to the lessons because they are interesting, fun, and rewarding.

Prelim - Gr 2 Course
Prelim - Gr 4 Course