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Practical and proven tips, ideas and advice for private music teachers. Listen in to improve your instrumental or vocal music studio business and find that oh-so-elusive feeling of balance in your life.

The Vibrant Music Teaching Podcast | Proven and practical tips, strategies and ideas for music teachers Nicola Cantan

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Practical and proven tips, ideas and advice for private music teachers. Listen in to improve your instrumental or vocal music studio business and find that oh-so-elusive feeling of balance in your life.

    169 – Adapting Piano Teaching Games in an Instant

    169 – Adapting Piano Teaching Games in an Instant

    Found a great music theory game but it’s just not quite right for your student? Here are some ideas to adapt any piano teaching game for your students.

    • 28 min
    168 – Help! My Piano Parents Don't Want Us to Play Games!

    168 – Help! My Piano Parents Don't Want Us to Play Games!

    Have you ever had a piano parent complain that you’re playing too many games in lessons? Maybe they’ve asked you to take out all the games and just spend the whole lesson time on the bench? Party poopers!

    • 25 min
    167 – 4 Fun DIY Christmas Party Games

    167 – 4 Fun DIY Christmas Party Games

    If you're tired of the traditional holiday recital or studio party, try this Blitzen Bash complete with gig-like performances & Christmas piano party games!

    • 25 min
    166 – 7 Awesome Tools to Assess and Address Transfer Piano Student Gaps

    166 – 7 Awesome Tools to Assess and Address Transfer Piano Student Gaps

    When a new transfer piano student arrives in your studio, we have to assess their skills and gaps quickly. Here are 7 great tools to help.

    • 22 min
    Bonus - How to talk to parents about practice

    Bonus - How to talk to parents about practice

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    In this masterclass, Nicola Cantan and Samantha Coates will discuss their favourite analogies for educating parents about music practice. You'll bake a metaphorical practice pie with Nicola, ride a fictional practice bike with Samantha, and by the end you'll feel much more confident discussing practice with parents in your studio.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    165 – How to Teach Old Piano Parents New Tricks

    165 – How to Teach Old Piano Parents New Tricks

    If you've ever struggled with the parents of transfer piano students, here are some strategies to teach an “old” piano parent new tricks.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Estelle Pringle ,

Fantastic clarity and insight

I appreciate Nicola giving focused, purposeful time to analysing music teaching - with no area seeming too small or too obvious to reflect on professionally. Her research and experience makes it “proven and practical”. Plus she weaves in “nuggets” for further personal challenge. I find listening is time well spent — just like any searching of the VMT members’ resources!

BuzzyB123 ,

Amazing for teachers

Brilliant help for teachers and new and current.

Fuzzyboots ,

One woman phenomenon

Nicola Cantan, Founder and owner of Vibrant Music Teaching is simply a force to be reckoned with. Her generosity in sharing ideas in her podcasts is second to none. She explains ideas clearly, specifically and in a thought provoking manner.

Her podcasts give a great insight and food for thought for piano (and other instrument) teachers who are experiencing how isolating running a small business from a home or small studio can be.

I listen eagerly to her podcasts each time and may I add, it is totally worth the money to subscribe to her VMT membership. The amount of resources, their quality and their comprehensiveness is amazing and incredibly stimulating and useful. I use them with young beginners through to my oldest teenaged students.

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