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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...

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

CPTP131: Piano Teaching Unthinkables with Philip Johnston

6/15/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP131: Piano Teaching Unthinkables with Philip Johnston from Creative Music Education. Philip Johnston brings a fresh take to music teaching ideas and preconceptions. The piano teaching unthinkables we discuss in this episode may be controversial, but even if you disagree they provide fantastic food for thought. In today’s show we bring video game thinking into the piano studio, abolish long-held beliefs about piano practice and throw […] The post CPTP131: Piano...

Duration:00:37:49

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

CPTP128: Creating Your Piano Studio Brand with Danny Thompson

5/25/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP128: Creating Your Piano Studio Brand with Danny Thompson from Creative Music Education. What is a studio brand, is it the same as your logo or letterhead? And what’s the point of understanding your studio brand anyway? Knowing how people perceive you and how you want to be seen in the community is an important part of gaining clarity in your marketing and business. Danny Thompson is on […] The post CPTP128: Creating Your Piano Studio Brand with Danny Thompson...

Duration:00:40:14

CPTP127: Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys

5/18/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP127: Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys from Creative Music Education. Jon Schmidt is none other than the “piano guy” from The Piano Guys. He is a pianist, composer, piano teacher, and author, and I’m delighted to have him join me on the podcast for this episode. The Piano Guys are known for their incredible pop and classical arrangements. In 2016 they passed 1 billion views on YouTube […] The post CPTP127: Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys appeared first on Creative...

Duration:00:50:29

CPTP126: Taking Care of Business with Todd Whaley

5/11/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP126: Taking Care of Business with Todd Whaley from Creative Music Education. There’s a global shift among piano teachers to start taking their studios more seriously. Many teachers are now taking care of their businesses and no longer see this as just a “hobby” or a side job. This is a profession. And with that comes all the trappings a small business needs like invoices, expense tracking, […] The post CPTP126: Taking Care of Business with Todd Whaley appeared...

Duration:00:51:20

CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and Arranging with Phillip Keveren

5/4/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and Arranging with Phillip Keveren from Creative Music Education. Phillip Keveren has created some of my favourite arrangements for piano. All of his pieces are beautiful, pianistic and playable. As he points out in the interview, you don’t want a student doesn’t want to be working on a pop arrangement for 6 months, and his work makes these pieces students want to play accessible to […] The post CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and...

Duration:00:46:28

CPTP123: The Motivation Equation with Samantha Coates (Part 2)

3/23/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP123: The Motivation Equation with Samantha Coates (Part 2) from Creative Music Education. Motivation and practice are the biggest keys to our students’ success at the piano. That’s why I’m so thrilled to welcome back Samantha Coates for part two of our three-part series on student motivation. (Listen to part 1 here if you missed it.) In today’s show, Samantha is talking us through the parents’ role in […] The post CPTP123: The Motivation Equation with Samantha...

Duration:00:33:10

CPTP122: The Motivation Equation with Samantha Coates (Part 1)

3/16/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP122: The Motivation Equation with Samantha Coates (Part 1) from Creative Music Education. Motivating students to practice is a big topic for piano teachers. In fact, it’s probably the biggest one. Tackling this area is no small undertaking, but Samantha Coates and I have decided to take it on in this three-part series. We’ll be talking about motivation and parent education, and what leads to students that are […] The post CPTP122: The Motivation Equation with...

Duration:00:35:41

CPTP121: The Digital versus Acoustic Divide

3/9/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP121: The Digital versus Acoustic Divide from Creative Music Education. Where do you stand on the digital versus acoustic issue? Do you encourage your students to get acoustic pianos or are you more open to high quality digitals? While I think good acoustic pianos are fantastic for students to have at home, a lot of the time digital pianos are actually the better option. When […] The post CPTP121: The Digital versus Acoustic Divide appeared first on Creative Music...

Duration:00:28:41

CPTP120: 5 Simple tips to improve your piano studio website

3/2/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP120: 5 Simple tips to improve your piano studio website from Creative Music Education. It’s my absolute pleasure to have one of my Inner Circle members on the podcast today. Janna Carlson is not only a fantastic piano teacher, she’s also launching a business to help other teachers with their piano studio website. Since switching to group teaching, Janna has seen first-hand the power of an effective site. Her […] The post CPTP120: 5 Simple tips to improve your piano...

Duration:00:44:53

CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang

2/23/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang from Creative Music Education. Having built a successful music studio, Peter Wang wasn’t done. Now, he and his colleagues are trying to make their mark on the music exam world with Con Brio exams. They’ve set about addressing some of the common concerns teachers have with traditional exam systems. Con Brio exams can be applied for at any time, […] The post CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang...

Duration:00:43:34

CPTP118: The “Crisis in Creativity” with Kevin Olson

2/16/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP118: The “Crisis in Creativity” with Kevin Olson from Creative Music Education. Kevin Olson is a natural composer. He started composing at a very young age and creativity seemed inevitable to him. Now, he wants to encourage that in the next generation. Apart from inspiring our students with wonderful motivating repertoire, Kevin also has some fantastic words of wisdom when it comes to including creativity in our […] The post CPTP118: The “Crisis in Creativity” with...

Duration:00:50:23

CPTP117: Creating Preschool Music Programs that Rock with Dave Simon

2/9/2018
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Thanks for reading CPTP117: Creating Preschool Music Programs that Rock with Dave Simon from Creative Music Education. Have you ever thought about bringing rock bands into your teaching studio? Many teachers would be interested in this kind of ensemble playing experience, and the positive introduction it provides to music. But few would think of bringing this to preschool students. Getting preschoolers into rock bands might sound like something that would need a […] The post CPTP117:...

Duration:00:47:02