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CPTP150: Global Piano Teaching Expert Roundup 2018

12/7/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP150: Global Piano Teaching Expert Roundup 2018 from Creative Music Education. This is a very special episode. For the 150th episode of the podcast, I’ve gathered together 6 expert teachers from my Inner Circle for a roundtable discussion about the future of piano teaching. We had a fantastic discussion that spanned the areas of improvisation, teaching reading, performances and much more. It was truly inspiring for me personally, […] The post CPTP150: Global Piano...

Duration:01:20:24

CPTP148: How to lease your first studio space with Sophia Hardesty

11/23/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP148: How to lease your first studio space with Sophia Hardesty from Creative Music Education. Leasing your first studio space is an exciting step to take for your business. But many piano teachers are held back because they’re not sure where to look or what the process will be like. My guest today has been through it all. Sophia Hardesty has grown her studio from one room up to 7 […] The post CPTP148: How to lease your first studio space with Sophia Hardesty appeared...

Duration:00:48:42

CPTP147: How Teaching Beginners with No Books has Revolutionised Georgina’s Studio

11/16/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP147: How Teaching Beginners with No Books has Revolutionised Georgina’s Studio from Creative Music Education. When I published the No Book Beginners framework I hoped it would give teachers the confidence to teach more creatively, and that’s exactly what it’s done for Georgina Jordan. Georgina is a piano teacher in the UK who had a very traditional music education and was struggling to add creativity into her lessons. She joined […] The post CPTP147: How Teaching...

Duration:00:50:08

CPTP146: “Behind the Studio” with Amber Harnisch

11/9/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP146: “Behind the Studio” with Amber Harnisch from Creative Music Education. I love hearing how teachers are getting on in their studios, and what new ideas they’re trying out. Amber Harnisch is definitely an inspiring example to follow. She has diversified her studio over the past few years to include a mixture of pair, overlapping and one-on-one lessons. This has revolutionised her teaching and led to more […] The post CPTP146: “Behind the Studio” with Amber...

Duration:00:52:53

CPTP145: Dealing with loss in the studio setting

11/2/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP145: Dealing with loss in the studio setting from Creative Music Education. My guest today has dealt with more than her fair share of loss, both personally, and seeing her students experience loss. She’s on the podcast today to share how she has worked through this and help teachers who are in similar situations. I know this is not an easy topic. This wasn’t an easy interview […] The post CPTP145: Dealing with loss in the studio setting appeared first on Creative...

Duration:00:34:43

CPTP144: [Case Study] Pop Piano Teaching in Action with Anna Fagan

10/26/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP144: [Case Study] Pop Piano Teaching in Action with Anna Fagan from Creative Music Education. Pop piano teaching doesn’t have to be something you do just for fun, or just because your student begs you. It can actually have real value for your students in so many ways. The approach I advocate for teaching pop music might feel a bit foreign: focusing on chords, simplifying music and teaching rhythm by […] The post CPTP144: [Case Study] Pop Piano Teaching in Action with...

Duration:00:41:31

CPTP143: Being the Worship Music Pianist – Tips and Tools

10/19/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP143: Being the Worship Music Pianist – Tips and Tools from Creative Music Education. Becoming a worship music pianist means shifting mindsets a bit. You’re not always going to be the lead player, sometimes you’re going to need to take a supporting role. You’re also going to need to read lead sheets…and to get better at listening to other musicians. Whether you’re interested in being a worship music pianist […] The post CPTP143: Being the Worship Music Pianist – Tips...

Duration:00:59:44

CPTP142: The challenges of teaching a blind piano student with Anastasia Buettner-Moore

10/12/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP142: The challenges of teaching a blind piano student with Anastasia Buettner-Moore from Creative Music Education. Have you ever been asked to teach a blind piano student? What did you say? It’s tempting to say no – not because we don’t want to teach them – but because we feel unprepared. But there is no degree in teaching piano to the visually impaired (that I know of) and if we don’t […] The post CPTP142: The challenges of teaching a blind piano student with...

Duration:00:26:21

CPTP141: Playing by Ear with Ruth Power

10/5/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP141: Playing by Ear with Ruth Power from Creative Music Education. Playing by ear is an area of piano that can intimidate some teachers. If you’ve never done it yourself, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to teaching students these skills. On the other hand, teaching songs to students by ear is often the quickest route to getting them sounding […] The post CPTP141: Playing by Ear with Ruth Power appeared first on Creative Music Education -...

Duration:00:40:15

CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with Jennifer Eklund

9/21/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with Jennifer Eklund from Creative Music Education. Some teachers really find teen beginners a bit of a struggle. These students come to us from a very different place than our younger kiddos and often with pretty unreal expectations of how fast they’re going to progress. But these were some of Jennifer Eklund’s favourite students to teach. She’s on the podcast today to […] The post CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with...

Duration:00:58:19

CPTP139: How to Teach on YouTube and Skype with Josh Wright

9/14/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP139: How to Teach on YouTube and Skype with Josh Wright from Creative Music Education. Teaching online could open up so many opportunities for you to work different hours, make more money and reach students you couldn’t otherwise. Whether you want to teach on YouTube, Skype or Facetime my guest today can definitely give you some great tips. Josh Wright has been taught by an amazing pedigree of teachers and […] The post CPTP139: How to Teach on YouTube and Skype with...

Duration:01:03:05

CPTP138: What is 4 Chord Composing All About?

9/7/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP138: What is 4 Chord Composing All About? from Creative Music Education. Playing simple 4 chord progressions can open up so many possibilities for students. It can lead them to a better understanding of music and it can give them the skills they need to recover from a mistake in a performance or accompany a singer. One of my favourite activities for piano lessons is chord composing. […] The post CPTP138: What is 4 Chord Composing All About? appeared first on Creative...

Duration:00:39:36

CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American Piano Technique

8/31/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American Piano Technique from Creative Music Education. I sincerely doubt Randy Faber needs any introduction to most piano teachers. He is one of the creators of the extremely popular Piano Adventures method books, and regularly speaks on pedagogy and performs across the world. I’m delighted to have Randy on the podcast today to share his thoughts on piano technique. His experience working […] The post CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American...

Duration:00:50:09

CPTP136: [Case Study] How to hire your first piano teacher

8/24/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP136: [Case Study] How to hire your first piano teacher from Creative Music Education. The thought of how to hire your first piano teacher can be a daunting one…but exciting at the same time. When you have too many students, a waiting list or new enquiries coming in frequently – it might be a good idea to start thinking about how to capitalise on this opportunity. Anastasia Buettner-Moore has […] The post CPTP136: [Case Study] How to hire your first piano teacher...

Duration:00:37:18

CPTP135: How to use Instagram to Market Your Studio with Dawn Ivers

8/17/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP135: How to use Instagram to Market Your Studio with Dawn Ivers from Creative Music Education. Instagram is a unique social media platform. It’s all images, with no links…and it can be confusing to know how we can use Instagram to market our studios effectively. Is Instagram just for building our community, or can we use it to attract new students? What are the best images to post and where can […] The post CPTP135: How to use Instagram to Market Your Studio with...

Duration:00:42:58

CPTP134: Continuing Professional Development with the Curious Piano Teachers

8/10/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP134: Continuing Professional Development with the Curious Piano Teachers from Creative Music Education. Sally Cathcart and Sharon Mark-Teggart are curious. And they want to spread that curiosity to other piano teachers around the world. They’re big believers in professional development and they deliver content to help teachers improve in their membership site and regular online workshops. They’re just about the launch a new session of their comprehensive course...

Duration:00:52:08

CPTP133: How to motivate and help students practice with Aaron Garner

8/3/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP133: How to motivate and help students practice with Aaron Garner from Creative Music Education. Aaron Garner used to be like many teachers, frustrated by sitting in lessons correcting note errors in his students’ pieces all day. That is, until he found a way to help students practice better. Aaron brought together the magic of backing tracks and technology to create a comprehensive practice solution for students: Piano Marvel. This […] The post CPTP133: How to...

Duration:00:46:26

CPTP132: Launching a New Business on the Side with Janna Carlson

6/22/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP132: Launching a New Business on the Side with Janna Carlson from Creative Music Education. Not all piano teachers want to teach piano full-time. If you’ve ever thought of starting a new business in a related (or completely different) area to your studio – then today’s episode will provide great inspiration for you. There’s nothing wrong with loving piano teaching…but not loving the idea of doing it 50 hours a […] The post CPTP132: Launching a New Business on the...

Duration:00:52:57

CPTP130: Funnels and Facebook Ads for Piano Teachers with Danny Thompson

6/8/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP130: Funnels and Facebook Ads for Piano Teachers with Danny Thompson from Creative Music Education. Facebook ads can be a little tricky for piano teachers. I know many teachers who have accidentally spent too much without any tangible result. But they can also be extremely powerful if used the right way. Danny Thompson is back on the show today for part 3 of our business masterclass, and this time we’re […] The post CPTP130: Funnels and Facebook Ads for Piano...

Duration:00:41:39

CPTP129: Why “Practice” might be killing your studio business with Danny Thompson

6/1/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP129: Why “Practice” might be killing your studio business with Danny Thompson from Creative Music Education. Is the way we approach practice in our studios all wrong? Are our practice expectations unrealistic or counterproductive? Danny Thompson and I will unpack this idea of taking practice and homework out of the equation and focusing instead on inspiring our students and growing their love of music. Could this be a useful experiment in […] The post CPTP129: Why...

Duration:00:41:40