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225 TSP Let’s Prepare for Our Best Year Yet (part 2)
Welcome 2021! Set goals by reflecting on the past year using the protocol set out in Jinny Ditzler’s book, Your Best Year Yet! Today’s part 2 episode looks at the remaining six questions. Join me and uncover the lessons you can take away from your past year. New Year Discount for Two Teaching Books To celebrate the … Continue reading "225 TSP Let’s Prepare for Our Best Year Yet (part 2)"
224 TSP Let’s Prepare for Our Best Year Yet! (part 1)
Goodbye, 2020! At the start of a new year, I find it helpful to spend some time reflecting on my past year using the protocol set out in Jinny Ditzler’s book, Your Best Year Yet! Today’s episode is part 1 of 2 and visits the first four questions. I share my past year and encourage you to … Continue reading "224 TSP Let’s Prepare for Our Best Year Yet! (part 1)"
223 TSP Coming to the End
We are nearing the end of a trying and surprising year. In this episode, I begin to prepare for the coming new year. I invite you to join me the next few weeks as I explore useful tools for reflection and planning that will help us to come to grips with the tatters of 2020. … Continue reading "223 TSP Coming to the End"
222 TSP Let’s Get Going Again!
Today I discuss a difficult teacher-parent conversation. How can we get going again when we struggle with a difficult schedule and practice period? What we need to do is simple enough, but it is also easy NOT to do. Here are some things we can do to get going again. How about buying me a … Continue reading "222 TSP Let’s Get Going Again!"
221 TSP 7 Quick Tips for Practicing Fun
Today’s episode offers 7 quick tips to bring fun to a practice slump, from using costumes and theme days to choosing which side of the student to sit. Practice tools might include dice, hats, practice charts, and glass jars and be as simple as developing a basic practice routine. I also introduce the concept of … Continue reading "221 TSP 7 Quick Tips for Practicing Fun"
220 TSP Release Tension (Shu-Yi Scott Interview)
At the end of the summer, I interviewed Dr. Shu-Yi Scott about her Release Tension Workshop for teachers. During our discussion, Shu-Yi also shared some of her many ideas about teaching lessons and group classes online, as well as workshops and special learning camp programs for rhythm, music history and appreciation, and releasing tension. Shu-Yi … Continue reading "220 TSP Release Tension (Shu-Yi Scott Interview)"
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I love this podcast! As a mom of three children taking music lessons, Paula’s insight on how to create consistency in a fun and easy environment is extremely helpful. She not only encourages me as a parent but as an individual as well. I especially enjoy her advice and insight on goal setting and growing the parent-child relationship. Thank you!
Easy listening. Great help.
Love this podcast. I am a Suzuki mom and I have found so many helpful tools in these podcasts!
Brilliant, inspiring podcast
This podcast is great. Paula Bird has an incredible wealth of information. I always leave her podcasts feeling I have been truly inspired by someone who is clearly a lifelong learner and has so much valuable information to share. I am a piano teacher who has just begun to incorporate many of the ideas in the Suzuki method into my practice, as well as the parent of four little violin players. This podcast has been of such value to me. Highly recommend it.