Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads, questioning whether you can continue guiding your students as they reach the advanced stages of their musical journey? The thought of passing them on to another teacher can be daunting, especially after years of building a strong bond with both students and their families. In this insightful interview, we’re here to challenge those doubts and inspire you to reconsider. Our guest today, Suzanne Andrews, knows this feeling all too well and will share her journey, offering valuable insights and practical tips for nurturing advanced students. So if you’ve ever pondered, “Can I do this?” when confronted with advanced repertoire, this episode is your guide to rethinking, reevaluating, and revitalizing your role as a music teacher.
Suzanne Andrews has been a music educator, performer and accompanist since her teenage years. Whilst her university degree is in classical piano she has much experience teaching and performing a diverse range of musical styles. Her passions include creating performance spaces that foster a sense of safety and self expression, the role of embodiment in music making, and leading all manner of singalongs, both in and out of the teaching room. She teaches piano at a couple of secondary schools in Melbourne, supplemented by a small private studio.
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