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TC230: How students with exceptionalities help us grow as teachers

by Tim Topham

Teaching students with exceptionalities has a deeper effect on us than just the satisfaction and happiness of making the student learn. Dr Erin Parkes is the founder of the Lotus Centre for Special Music Education. It’s a charitable organisation committed to providing access to music education for people with exceptionalities. She joins us in this ... TC230: How students with exceptionalities help us grow as teachers

02/26/2021 Read more

TTTV060: Unpacking Autism with Clinical Psychologist Lydia Meem

by Tim Topham

As a piano teacher, you probably consider music to be your area of expertise. But we also have to wear so many other hats as well. When a student with special needs walks into our studio, we need to understand their diagnosis so we can teach them better. Sometimes we can feel completely in over our ... TTTV060: Unpacking Autism with Clinical Psychologist Lydia Meem

09/30/2016 Read more

TTTV059: Integrating Music Therapy and Art Therapy with Karen Nisenson

by Tim Topham

When you’re teaching students with special needs, sometimes you need to stray off the beaten path a little. We need to learn how to teach each child, the way they need to learn. We need skills that will help us to reach students before we can teach them. Karen Nisenson is a music and art ... TTTV059: Integrating Music Therapy and Art Therapy with Karen Nisenson

09/23/2016 Read more