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Welcome to the Piano Pantry Podcast where together we live life as independent music teachers. Listen in with Amy Chaplin, your host, as we talk about everything from running and organizing a studio business to getting dinner on the table and all that comes between.

The Piano Pantry Podcast Amy Chaplin

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Welcome to the Piano Pantry Podcast where together we live life as independent music teachers. Listen in with Amy Chaplin, your host, as we talk about everything from running and organizing a studio business to getting dinner on the table and all that comes between.

    047 - Holiday Activities for Your December Group Classes

    047 - Holiday Activities for Your December Group Classes

    Ten holiday-themed activities to use during your December group classes.



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    (1) Solo Performances (add instruments to make it an ensemble)

    (2) Jingle Bells arrangement with Rhythm Instruments from Susan Paradis

    (3) Piano Ensembles

    Christmas Piano Ensembles from Hal Leonard (equal-level parts)
    Christmas Piano Ensembles from Piano with Lauren (equal-level parts)
    Christmas Piano Ensembles from Dorla Aparicio (multi-level parts)


    (4) Harmonic Audiation Activities to Christmas Tunes

    Christmas By Ear Chord Charts and Leads Sheets from Amy Chaplin

    (5) Holiday Rhythm Cups from Wendy Stevens

    (6) The 12 Days of Christmas Video Project from Joy Morin

    (7) Hallelujah Chorus Listening Map from MakingMusicFun.net

    (8) Thank You Cards to Parents for the Gift of Music

    (9) Christmas Music Videos

    (10) Expressive Movement Activity for “Trepak” from the Nutcracker



    VIDEO EXAMPLES FROM AMY’S STUDIO


    Christmas Piano Ensemble from Hal Leonard’s books
    12 Days of Christmas video project 2021
    Christmas rhythm cups



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    • 12 min
    046 - How to Teach Jingle Bells By Ear

    046 - How to Teach Jingle Bells By Ear

    The one tune it seems like every single piano student wants to play in the Christmas season. Here’s how you can help them play it by ear.



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Free Download: Jingle Bells By Ear



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    • 24 min
    045 - Teacher Talk with Rebekah Maxner

    045 - Teacher Talk with Rebekah Maxner

    Rebekah Maxner is a Canadian composer, piano teacher and blogger with an international following. Her piano solos are published by the Royal Conservatory, RCM, London College, LCM, and listed in the NFMC. Visit: https://rebekah.maxner.ca



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Popular article’s on Rebekah’s blog:

    Understanding piano parents: What Minor League Baseball Taught Me

    Heath-proof your piano studio: Doctor-recommended steps

    RCM Piano 2022 Celebration Series, 6th Edition [Syllabus Printables]



    Three foods from Nova Scotia:

    Hodge Podge

    Garlic Fingers

    Donair



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    • 27 min
    044 - Student Updates Simplified: It’s The Little Things!

    044 - Student Updates Simplified: It’s The Little Things!

    Giving updates to studio parents regarding their student is something that we often avoid because it feels like it has to be a formal report. It doesn’t have to be that way! Sending updates is about the little things. Here’s one tool that can help simplify the process and make it more enjoyable.



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    • 11 min
    043 - To Stew or Not To Stew, That is the Question

    043 - To Stew or Not To Stew, That is the Question

    Little irritations can add up. Whether it’s coming from a student, a studio family, a colleague, or a friend, allowing ourselves to build up mental frustrations for too long is unhealthy. Here’s one easy action step you can take to put humanity back into the situation.



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    • 8 min
    042 - Life Share: A European Trip Recap

    042 - Life Share: A European Trip Recap

    A little life-share moment as Amy gives listeners an overview of her recent month-long European trip, including background planning, travel insights and reflections, piano books she took as gifts for friends, food experiences, a crazy story, and more.



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    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Blog Post: Random Observations from Our European Travels

    Fairview Wheeled Travel Pack Carry-ON (36L)

    The Sebastian Sessions by Trevor and Andrea Dow (Amazon affiliate link)

    Let’s Quest! Video Game Inspired Solos by Chrissy Ricker

    Impressions of Indiana suite by Melody Bober

    Musical Instruments Museum in Brussels

    Liege Waffles recipe

    London’s Salt Beef Beigel

    Canneles de Bordeaux



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    • 29 min

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