353: Using the FREE Intermediate Curriculum Guide with Janna Williamson

353: Using the FREE Intermediate Curriculum Guide with Janna Williamson

Today, we’re delving into the art of goal setting and planning for our students using the Ultimate Guide to Intermediate Curriculum Planning. We’ll be taking a close look to another student of Janna Williamson who’s journey is a testament to the challenges many students face, even those with musical backgrounds in their families. This episode will not only provide insights into her unique situation but also explore how to set clear and attainable milestones for students, ensuring that they can enjoy their musical journey and make steady progress. So listen in for a valuable discussion on helping students like Ella thrive in their musical endeavors.

  • Janna introduced her student, Ella, and background context about her.
  • The challenges faced by Ella, including moving, illness, and a busy schedule.
  • The importance of setting appropriate goals based on Ella’s context and needs.
  • Creating a goal to foster consistent, smart practice habits for her.
  • Specific milestones set for Ella.
  • Ensuring that goals are practical and measurable.
  • Janna encourages other teachers to consider similar goal-setting approaches for their intermediate students.

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Today’s Guest

Janna Williamson is a highly sought-after teacher of students of all levels with two decades of professional teaching experience. She maintains a home studio in West Chicago and taught at the Wheaton Yamaha Music School from 2001-2020. She has been an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music since 2004 and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance. Janna enjoys performing solo or collaboratively and can be heard throughout the Chicago area on a regular basis.

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