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The only podcast for piano teachers just starting out! Each week Angela Toone, nationally certified piano teacher, will bring you actionable, accessible, fun ways to teach concepts with your very own students. Pro tips from the very best advice. How to teach piano lessons from the very beginning, and change the world one student at a time!

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The only podcast for piano teachers just starting out! Each week Angela Toone, nationally certified piano teacher, will bring you actionable, accessible, fun ways to teach concepts with your very own students. Pro tips from the very best advice. How to teach piano lessons from the very beginning, and change the world one student at a time!

    65. Success Students

    65. Success Students

    On this episode I mini-interview 2 of my actual students one current and one past: Mary and Tyler.

    They each have overcome a lot to be able to perform as well as they do. They share what has been helpful as they've learned to manage performance anxiety.

    Check out my next masterclass "Performance without Anxiety" Where I can teach you teachers what I taught them, and so much more!

    Performance without Anxiety Masterclass

    Memorization Mastery Replay

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    piano teacher primer course

    • 13 min
    64. performance without anxiety

    64. performance without anxiety

    Heart beating,

    palms sweating,

    breathing faster,

    hard to concentrate….you know what that means….stage
    fright or performance anxiety.

    Something we all deal with to some extent, and our goal is not to stop feeling nervous, but work with it, and bring in the good feelings with helpful thoughts!

    Inthis episode, I share what has worked for me as a pianist, what I learned from my college professors, and my own experience as an independent studio teacher.
    And of course what has worked for my piano students!

    We discuss the thoughts that cause
    those physical sensations, and what to replace them with

    Much more in-depth discussion, including the similarity between feeling nervous and excited, what students think others think about them, what experts have taught me, and more personal experiences, at a live zoom masterclass on this topic.

    mark your calendars for:

    Thursday April 11th 10:30 am Mountain Tiime

    • 20 min
    63. by heart, teaching memorization

    63. by heart, teaching memorization

    Have you or your students experienced these worst-case scenarios?


    Go up to perform…can’t remember the
    starting notes.
    Or the performance is going pretty well, then get stuck and can’t finish!
    Or a huge break in the middle or skipped parts!

    Mortifying! Traumatic even!

    I know from experience!

    I share some masterful ideas to help students
    play by heart.

    I‘d recommend pausing this episode and clicking on episode 41 “teach how they learn, 3 sensory modes” for an overview of visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learners. In this episode 63 I talk specifically about how to teach piano memorization differently to the 3 different learning styles. One thing that helps us all….Starting places! Have you heard of them?

     .

    Let me show you these and more memorization hacks in a live Zoom Masterclass next week: Memorization Mastery.

    Thursday, March 21st. 10:30 am Mountain time.

    See you there!

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    how I teach free video

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    scales and chords secrets masterclasses

    • 20 min
    62. Pro Tips with Rachel Ehring

    62. Pro Tips with Rachel Ehring

    Dr. Rachel Ehring is a true creative! She shares all the many hats she wears, and the solutions she has found and developed for each. We talk:


    teaching resources, private and group
    accompanying (she has a new how-to course coming out! link)
    podcasting

    All the things! Here are her top 3 tips for beginning teachers

    1. Don't try to do everything. It's easy to get "shiny object" syndrome and want to try everything you hear about, but you have to choose what is going to be the most useful thing right now and focus on that

    2. That being said...don't be afraid to try new activities, games, tools. You will start to build an arsenal of activities that you can use "on the fly" if you have a squirrely student or one who is having a hard time grasping a concept. 

    3. Stories are a great way to connect with students. You can use storybooks about music. I've also created short "sound effect stories" that I use with my beginning students to teach simple musical concepts. 

    Speaking of stories, characters and stories can be fantastic to help students memorize, details to come about techniques to teach Memorizing Mastery and Performance without Anxiety!

    Dynamic Accompanying Course Waitlist 

    Dynamic Piano Teaching Podcast

    ⁠Episode 15: Janet Hart on Piano Detectives Club⁠

    TopMusic Piano Podcast

    Etsy Store (Sound Effect Stories)



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    • 26 min
    61. tough conversations with piano parents

    61. tough conversations with piano parents

    Bravely take on any potentially challenging conversations with piano parents to bring the collaboration of student, teacher, and parent together all for the students' successful piano education. Things like

    Student not practicing all their pieces

    Recital piece not ready in time

    Cutting back studio

    Raising prices

    And tips for communicating any change in your studio

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    • 22 min
    60. Pro Tips with Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Everhart -neurodiverse students

    60. Pro Tips with Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Everhart -neurodiverse students

    Have any piano students on the Autism spectrum? How about ADHD? Dislexia? Maybe they are just very wiggly? If you haven't had the pleasure of teaching piano to students with different challenges, we will fill you in.... You teach them...differently!

    Pop in my conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Everhart where she shares her own struggles from herself and her students, and some of the solutions she has found.

    A true expert in the field, a Piano Teacher Pro. Her top tips:

    1. Observe. Keep notes on your lessons what worked and what didn't

    2. First teach the student, keep them at the center

    3. The best teachers are students, keep learning!

    Facebook: Creative Piano Pedagogy

    Instagram: creative_piano_pedagogy

    Website: www.elizabethdavispiano.com



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    • 33 min

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