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CPTP109: What is Solfa and How Does it Help Students with Christopher Sutton

10/20/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP109: What is Solfa and How Does it Help Students with Christopher Sutton from Creative Music Education. Depending on where you got your musical start, solfa might be an integral part of your musicianship – or it might be a foreign language. If you didn’t learn solfa growing up or never felt like you had a”good ear” it can be intimidating to launch into solfa exercises in your teaching. It’s tempting to […] The post CPTP109: What is Solfa and How Does it Help Students...

Duration: 00:51:38


CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen

10/13/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen from Creative Music Education. Ear training can be dull. But it definitely doesn’t have to be. Kirstin Jensen is here to tell us about some super fun and effective aural activities you can do with your students in just a few minutes of lesson time. These ideas will even get your youngest most wiggly students excited to work […] The post CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen appeared...

Duration: 00:39:52


CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear

10/6/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear from Creative Music Education. When it comes to teaching pop, sometimes the best approach is to learn it aurally. Working out a pop song by ear gives you more opportunities to teach your students theory, and creates a much more musical experience. In this episode I take you through step-by-step how you can teach your students a pop song […] The post CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear appeared first...

Duration: 00:47:11


CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard Ensembles with Susan Ogilvy

9/29/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard Ensembles with Susan Ogilvy from Creative Music Education. For piano students, working in keyboard ensembles is fantastic for so many reasons. They teach kids about rhythm, phrasing, working as a team, and so much more. When you’re playing with another musician – you have to actually listen. This is so valuable for young pianists and such a rare opportunity. All young pianists should be […] The post CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard...

Duration: 00:52:25


CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez

9/22/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez from Creative Music Education. Debra Perez has helped teachers around the world to make the switch to a group teaching studio. She knows all the ins and outs of parent education, marketing and the best set up for your group piano lessons. Listen to this episode and you’ll learn why changing to a group teaching studio is getting […] The post CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez appeared...

Duration: 00:47:05


CPTP104: Forrest Kinney on the 4 Creative Arts

9/15/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP104: Forrest Kinney on the 4 Creative Arts from Creative Music Education. Forrest Kinney and I have a lot in common. We both believe that modern classical music eduction is missing a step when it comes to teaching the creative arts. Somewhere along the way improvising, composing and arranging got cut out of the equation – and we’re fighting to get them back into piano studios around […] The post CPTP104: Forrest Kinney on the 4 Creative Arts appeared first on...

Duration: 00:47:43


CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching

9/8/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching from Creative Music Education. When Mayron Cole started teaching piano in groups, no one was doing it. She made up her own activities, learnt as she went, and gradually created her own curriculum which is now used in piano studios all over the world. Mayron is here today to share her wisdom from 38 years of group teaching. From […] The post CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching appeared...

Duration: 00:42:17


CPTP102: Teaching and Exploring Modes in the Piano Studio

9/1/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP102: Teaching and Exploring Modes in the Piano Studio from Creative Music Education. When it comes to teaching modes, teachers can come across all sorts of stumbling blocks. For one thing, they may not have the in-depth knowledge they feel they need – or they may just be unsure of where modes fit in the piano curriculum. I get questions about modes all the time from teachers. How […] The post CPTP102: Teaching and Exploring Modes in the Piano Studio appeared first...

Duration: 00:49:39


CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2)

8/25/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2) from Creative Music Education. Did you become a piano teacher because you LOVE music, but now struggle to handle the business side of things? Or perhaps you’re in a little bit of a teaching rut and need to find a way out? Well then today’s episode is for you. This is the second part of our 100th episode celebration […] The post CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite...

Duration: 00:45:31


CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1)

8/18/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1) from Creative Music Education. It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! To celebrate we’ve put together a two part special with the best clips from the past 99 conversations about creativity, business and teaching transformations. If you follow the blog and podcast, you’ll know that creativity in piano lessons is one of my great passions. That’s why I’ve dedicated […] The post...

Duration: 00:42:40


CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students

8/4/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students from Creative Music Education. Pamela Wedgwood first started composing because her students wanted to learn pop…and yet they weren’t always ready to play the full pop music they wanted to. So she started experimenting to create music that would inspire them to practice. She now has all sorts of publications including the popular Jazzin’ About and Upgrade! series which […] The post CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood...

Duration: 00:38:23


CPTP098: A Sneak-Peak Inside an Inner Circle Monthly Mastermind

7/28/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP098: A Sneak-Peak Inside an Inner Circle Monthly Mastermind from Creative Music Education. One of the fantastic benefits that my Inner Circle members get access to is the opportunity to take part in a live mastermind call once a month. In these video calls we focus on hot topics for piano teachers, and members can ask questions of myself and our guest experts. These calls are so valuable […] The post CPTP098: A Sneak-Peak Inside an Inner Circle Monthly Mastermind...

Duration: 00:21:02


CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro

7/21/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro from Creative Music Education. Massimo Biolcati is the creator of my favourite app of all time, iReal Pro. This app is the best tool I’ve found for creating a band experience to practice pop and jazz music on the piano. Something that I believe very strongly should be included in more music teaching studios. When Massimo started the app […] The post CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal...

Duration: 00:41:46


CPTP096: Tech Games for Rhythm and Composition with Katie Wardrobe

7/14/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP096: Tech Games for Rhythm and Composition with Katie Wardrobe from Creative Music Education. Katie Wardrobe is the ultimate guide to have when it comes to music teaching technology. She helps teachers all over the world to incorporate technology into their teaching with workshops, online training and tons of awesome resources. Explore these games for rhythm teaching and get started using them simply and easily in solo and group […] The post CPTP096: Tech Games for...

Duration: 00:52:35


CPTP095: How to Build a Piano Studio Website from Scratch with Nicola Cantan

7/8/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP095: How to Build a Piano Studio Website from Scratch with Nicola Cantan from Creative Music Education. Building a studio website might seem overwhelming at first. There is so much jargon to wade through and so many questions to answer…What’s a host? What platform should you use? What pages do you need? Never fear. To kick off tech month on the podcast, I’m talking to Nicola Cantan today all about studio websites. […] The post CPTP095: How to Build a Piano Studio...

Duration: 00:46:08


CPTP094: The $100,000 Piano Teacher with Kristin Yost

6/30/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP094: The $100,000 Piano Teacher with Kristin Yost from Creative Music Education. Kristin Yost has always had a keen mind for the business side of piano teaching. As you might know from her book, she became a $100,000 piano teacher – but she didn’t stop there! She went on to open her own music school, The Centre for Musical Minds, and throughout her journey she has always found […] The post CPTP094: The $100,000 Piano Teacher with Kristin Yost appeared first on...

Duration: 00:40:49


CPTP093: How to Nurture and Retain Piano Students on Autopilot with Chantelle Duffield

6/23/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP093: How to Nurture and Retain Piano Students on Autopilot with Chantelle Duffield from Creative Music Education. If you can retain piano students in your studio over the long term, your business will be more efficient. You won’t need to keep scrambling for new students if your existing ones stick around. The key to great student retention rates is nurturing your relationships with the students and their parents. Chantelle Duffield is a master at […] The post...

Duration: 00:52:10


CPTP092: Big Picture Studio Planning with the Music Mentor Group

6/16/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP092: Big Picture Studio Planning with the Music Mentor Group from Creative Music Education. The Music Mentor Group (AKA Debra Perez, Robyn Harris, Kathy Rabago and Natalia Huang) draw upon their diverse wealth of experience to help teachers succeed in business. This is studio planning with a difference. The difference being that instead of getting caught up in the small things, we’re going to look at the big picture today. […] The post CPTP092: Big Picture Studio...

Duration: 01:02:08


CPTP091: From Blog to Business – Coaching Call with Rosemarie Penner

6/9/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP091: From Blog to Business – Coaching Call with Rosemarie Penner from Creative Music Education. This podcast is a little bit different. Today’s show is a coaching call with one of my members, Rosemarie Penner. Rosemarie is a travelling piano teacher from Canada who has been blogging for a while. She wants to know how to take her site from blog to business. How can she monetise? What should she be […] The post CPTP091: From Blog to Business – Coaching Call with...

Duration: 00:57:18


CPTP090: How to Grow Your Studio Like a Pro with Daniel Patterson

6/2/2017
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Thanks for reading CPTP090: How to Grow Your Studio Like a Pro with Daniel Patterson from Creative Music Education. When Daniel Patterson’s studio wasn’t magically full three months after graduating college, he realised he had a thing or two to learn about marketing. So he set about finding out everything he could about advertising and growing a music studio. Daniel now shares what he learnt with other teachers on his blog. If you’re looking […] The post CPTP090: How to Grow Your Studio...

Duration: 00:57:57

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