lesson planning blog posts

Teach music confidently without the stress

How to Prep for Your Best Music Lessons Yet with Janna Williamson

We’ve spoken with teacher Janna Williamson about her favourite music lesson planning tips to set students up for the best possible experiences and outcomes. (Also strong planning is key to not be eaten alive by your preschool students!) With these lesson planning tips from Janna, you can focus on being calm and present and avoid ... How to Prep for Your Best Music Lessons Yet with Janna Williamson

TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

Have you ever been frustrated about makeup lessons? There are a variety of ways teachers handle makeup lessons from not offering them at all to having to take extra hours planning them. Laura and Dave have solved make-up lessons once and for all!  Today, my guests Dave and Laura of LessonMate will give you strategies ... TC237: Solving Makeup Lessons Once and for All with Laura and Dave from LessonMate

TC211: The 3-step strategy to successful 30 minute piano lessons with Julie Duda

Learn how to plan 30 minute piano lessons that are excellent but also seriously fun! Give your students the inspiration and motivation they need, which will also improve retention in your studio. In our conversation, Julie Duda unpacks her three-point strategy to keep students engaged in lessons both in-person and online. Julie also talks about ... TC211: The 3-step strategy to successful 30 minute piano lessons with Julie Duda

CPTP155: 10 Ways to Fit Music Teaching Games into Your Lessons with Nicola Cantan

This episode of the podcast is a little bit different. My podcast producer, Nicola Cantan, has taken over the show today to give us 10 strategies for finding more time for music teaching games in our lessons. If you don’t know Nicola, she’s the writer behind the Colourful Keys blog and the creator of the ... CPTP155: 10 Ways to Fit Music Teaching Games into Your Lessons with Nicola Cantan

CPTP112: Having a Mission and Planning Lessons Effectively with Leila Viss

Planning lessons effectively is definitely an art, not a science. There are many things to balance and the actual lesson might look quite different in the end – but with experience it does get easier. Leila Viss is not only a fantastic piano teacher, but she’s also helping to shape future piano teachers at the La ... CPTP112: Having a Mission and Planning Lessons Effectively with Leila Viss