It’s strange, but true: music teaching can feel uniquely isolating, even though people ARE the job.
Listen in for quick shout-outs of solidarity pertaining to independent music studio life with Christina: your “anytime” piano teacher friend.
Episode 29: Cheers to Acknowledging Rest
Let’s face it: especially this time of year, rest is HARD for ambitious teachers. Rather than making you feel guilty for not incorporating more white space into your spring schedule, this episode encourages us to acknowledge the rest that comes - intentionally or not - and to embrace it for the benefits it brings.
Episode 28: Cheers to My Happy Birthday Obsession
The Happy Birthday song is one of the most frequent requests musicians receive, at every level of study. It also serves as a treasure trove of actionable music theory, so let’s make a pact to revisit this familiar tune in our teaching this week.
Episode 27: Cheers to Recital Success (part 2)
Your Anytime Piano Teacher Friend is back with the motherload of recital thoughts in today’s episode. Let’s get excited about recital possibilities!
Episode 26: Cheers to Recital Success (part 1)
Recitals get a bum reputation sometimes, but they hold enormous potential for happy students and happy families! Today we’re chatting about outside-the-box approaches to the start of your Studio Recital.
Episode 25: Cheers to The Small Stuff
Today we’re talking about the importance of paying attention to The Small Stuff, because it’s oftentimes more significant than it appears.
Episode 24: Cheers to Adjudication Success
Many of us get requests to adjudicate events throughout the year, but judges’ training is often minimal, at best. This episode seeks to help teachers approach adjudication with a healthy mindset; setting students up for the best possible experience.
YOU just gave ME a shoutout! This is Janis and yes I love listening to you in my morning runs. When I heard my review I literally picked up my pace. It made me so happy that I had to stop right in the middle of running to thankbyiu! So now I know what it must mean to you after your hard work to get our feedback. You are adorable...your voice is upbeat and friendly, your laugh is endearing, and your advice is profound. So thanks once again! Keep up the great work. I’ve taught piano for 40 years and graduated in Piano Pedagofy. Whether I already know your advice or it merely serves as a great reminder, I get excited to exercise just to listen to this podcast!
You Won't Want to Miss One!
A fresh and unique podcast celebrating the art of piano teaching and the independent music teacher world. Christina’s practical insight and beautiful personality - full of light giggles - will no doubt delight and encourage the heart of any music teacher.
Cheers to a mentor I’ve never met!
Christina has created a collection of quick, easy to digest, encouraging sessions about the true essence of our role as music teachers. I find her words particularly inspiring for me as the one year mark of the “virus that shall not be named” rolls around - as well as my 10 year anniversary of teaching! Christina’s musings have me constantly nodding my head, as they resonate deeply; things I’ve felt in my gut but have never heard articulated before. The absolute best take-aways have come from Episode 4 - Cheers to Why, and Episode 12 - Cheers to One Word. Thank you Christina! Cheers to YOU!