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TC263: Building Trust and Connection with All Our Students with Gloria Tham-Haines

Music brings out our student’s creativity and expressive potential. But when students experience frustration or trauma or stress, we often encounter different responses. What is the role that music teachers play in this situation? And how do we make ourselves aware of our actions? Stress and trauma can affect our students which then affects us ... TC263: Building Trust and Connection with All Our Students with Gloria Tham-Haines

TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board

We all know the dread that can come with exams. Today, guests Mark and Nav from Music Teachers Board in the UK explain a potential way to make exams positive and a more pleasant experience for students. Mark and Nav break down the options that come with exams through MTB using technology, examiner training, and ... TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board

TC259: Developing innovative music teaching with Noteflight & John Mlynczak

In this episode, we are going to talk about one of my favorite online music notation softwares, Noteflight, with John Mylnczak. We’re going to unpack the Noteflight and SoundCheck softwares – its benefits, features, and how it can you can use it in your own studio. If you are looking for a music notation app ... TC259: Developing innovative music teaching with Noteflight & John Mlynczak

TC256: Part Three: 7 Key Areas of Geometric Playing with Michael Gumley

Learn about the common guitar teacher mistakes, why most guitar teachers and guitar methods get things wrong, gamification ideas for guitars, important mindset shifts for guitar teachers and music teachers, and so much more. In the final episode of our three-part podcast series with our TopMusicPro Guitar head, Michael Gumley, we talk specifically about guitar ... TC256: Part Three: 7 Key Areas of Geometric Playing with Michael Gumley

TC255: Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

This episode is part two of a three-part podcast series with our TopMusicPro Guitar head, Michael Gumley. Michael has shared tons of wisdom in this episode on teaching students, setting goals, getting engagement, managing money and so much more. In fact, our conversation had so much goodness that I had to listen to it a ... TC255: Part Two: Teaching Guitar with the 80/20 Pareto Principle with Michael Gumley

TC253: What it’s like to run an online only studio with Jaime Gibson

Transitioning to an online-only studio has been a challenge for most teachers but my guest, Jaime Gibson, took this challenge to a whole new level by opening up his online studio to international students. Gibson Online Music School, formed in 2020, currently has students in six countries and across most states of Australia. His teaching ... TC253: What it’s like to run an online only studio with Jaime Gibson

 

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TC252: Saving Hours of Your Time Through Newzik with Paul Leverger

Do you use your computer, laptop, tablet or phone to access your sheet music for practice, performance or teaching? If you do or are considering doing so, this episode is definitely for you.  Paul Leverger of Newzik will give us an in-depth overview of the app they’ve created and how it can help you as ... TC252: Saving Hours of Your Time Through Newzik with Paul Leverger

TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

With COVID and lockdown, a lot of teachers and students have been faced with the challenge of learning online. Teachers, especially, have had to think of ways to make online lessons more fun and engaging. In this episode, Rebecca Singerman-Knight, shares how she did this through her Lockdown Mashups activity with her students which has ... TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

TC248: Building community with piano parents and other teachers with Shelly Davis

The encouragement of piano parents to their children plays a huge part in their growth as a student. But, as piano teachers, we also have a role to play in collaborating and connecting with parents and other teachers to help our students succeed. In this episode, Shelly Davis shares the lessons she has learned over ... TC248: Building community with piano parents and other teachers with Shelly Davis

TC247: It’s Just a Job! with Rachel King

Have you ever felt that sense of dread or burnout over teaching? Well, today’s member spotlight really shines a light on this feeling that we all have from time to time. Rachel King had these negative feelings for quite a while but, thankfully, found a way out of it which is what she shares in ... TC247: It’s Just a Job! with Rachel King

TC246: Why ALL students need to sing with Nikki Loney from The Full Voice Podcast

Have you ever considered implementing singing in each of your lessons? Or is it already a part of your teaching routine? There is so much benefit to be gained from this exercise and this is what Nikki Loney and I are going to talk about today. Nikki is the owner of The Full Voice, The ... TC246: Why ALL students need to sing with Nikki Loney from The Full Voice Podcast

TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the USA have dyslexia? So, if you’ve got 20 students, the odds are pretty high that at least four are dyslexic. Therefore, understanding dyslexia is an important tool to have. In today’s episode, Becki Laurent joins us to talk about how we can better reach our ... TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent