Beyond the Music Lesson is an interview style podcast about learning music, teaching music, and parenting music students. Hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner share from their own experiences growing up learning music, as teachers, and as parents and each episode also features an interview with an expert to help share useful tips and information with listeners. Listen weekly for inspiration!
Ep 40: Dream Big & Be Courageous with Chili Dog Strings
Join us in Episode 40 as we talk to Rachel Samson and Neil Gilfillian of Chili Dog Strings.
We talk about tips for Summer Practice, keeping inspiration alive as teachers and for our students, and hear all about Neil & Rachel's new project for violin students: The Twinkle Factory.
The Ability of Every Child with Allison Woerner
Join us as we talk about how to help with the cost of attending Summer Camps and Institutes in our tip of the week. Abbey has a new technology tip to share and Christine has a tip for keeping teens engaged in music.
We are thrilled to have Allison Woerner with us to talk about students with disabilities, older beginners and words of wisdom from both John Kendall and Dr. Suzuki.
Ep 38: Focusing on the Process & the Relationship with Brittany Gardner
On this week's episode we announce our Beyond the Music Lesson Book Club pick for next month. We also share a tip about planning for summer and a great resource that Christine is going to use in her next group class.
We had a great conversation with Brittany Gardner about practicing with our own children, one we plan to recommend to all the parents in our studio as a "must listen." We hope you feel as inspired as we did!
Ep 37 Find a Way To Love the Work with Jeff Goins
This week we answer a listener question about helping their child learn to keep a steady beat & both Christine and Abbey share a book recommendation.
We are thrilled to have best selling author Jeff Goins on the podcast this episode talking about his own music studies, what it's like to be the parent of a music student, how we define success & failure and much more.
Ep 36 Learning to Practice Effectively with Liz Trinidad
Join us as we answer a listener question about the dangers of a child learning too fast. Christine and Abbey both share tips that they've been finding especially useful lately. And we have a wonderful interview with Liz Trinidad, a piano and flute teacher, and how she teaches students to practice effectively and why she is so passionate about doing it well.
Ep 35: Real Talk about Home Practice with Multiple Children with Stacy Smith
Join Christine & Abbey as they talk about how to support your child as they learn to read music, and share resources about where to find practice games and how to get in more listening.
We also have a great conversation with Stacy Smith, Violin teacher and mom of 5 music students. Hear all about what it's like to practice at home with multiple children taking lessons. Stacy offers great perspective and a real life look at the process in her home.
Love, love, love
This was a much needed COVID booster for the studio. So many ideas and inspirational individuals. I’m ready for more episodes!
This is an amazing resource for teachers - I am so inspired and uplifted in my own teaching. This podcast is giving me energy and fresh ideas, right when I need them at the end of the semester!
Excellent Parent Resource for Practice
I really appreciate the thoughful care that Christine and Abbey put into this podcast. It has great tips on practice from lots of different sources. Thank you for this great resource!