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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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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

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.

    038 - Janna Williamson: Ingredients for Effective Intermediate Teaching

    038 - Janna Williamson: Ingredients for Effective Intermediate Teaching

    Show Notes
    Pianist Janna Williamson runs an independent studio in the suburbs of Chicago where she teaches pre-college students of all levels. She is a Content Creator for TopMusicPro and coaches teachers through her online consultation service and YouTube channel. Janna holds bachelors and masters degrees in piano performance and is an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music.



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Episode #15 - Teacher Talk with Janna, Joy, and Christina

    Happy Birthday By Ear

    Christmas By Ear

    Janna's Resources:


    My Guide to Evaluating Intermediate Repertoire Series https://www.jannawilliamson.com/blog/how-to-evaluate-intermediate-repertoire-series
    Illinois Achievement in Music Syllabus https://ismta.org/product/aim-piano-syllabus-latest-edition-2014/
    Forrest Kinney's books about arranging: https://forrestkinney.com/arranging
    Janna’s YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/jannawilliamson
    Janna’s website: www.jannawilliamson.com



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    037 - Sara Campbell: Market Your Studio Like a Pro

    037 - Sara Campbell: Market Your Studio Like a Pro

    Sara Campbell is a Business Strategist, Marketing, and Mindset Coach for music studio owners and online experts. She’s helped hundreds of teachers create branding, business, marketing, and social media strategies. Follow her for weekly advice and inspiration at @savvymusicstudio and savvymusicstudio.com



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    036 - Natalie Weber: 7 Teaching Inspirations from My Third Grade Teacher

    036 - Natalie Weber: 7 Teaching Inspirations from My Third Grade Teacher

    Natalie Weber, NCTM, has operated a piano studio in Kansas since 1998. She teaches all ages in private and group lessons and runs the popular MusicMattersBlog.com, which is devoted to inspiring creativity in music education. When she’s not teaching, Natalie loves spending time with her family, including her first granddaughter!



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Episode #12: Share Your Stuff, I’ll Go First

    Natlie’s 7 Teaching Inspirations


    Invest your whole heart in teaching
    Inspire students to do their best
    Cultivate personal relationships with students
    Promote camaraderie among students
    Challenge students with difficult assignments
    Try out-of-the-box ideas
    Love your students for who they are



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    • 18 min
    035 - Teacher Talk with Anna Fagan

    035 - Teacher Talk with Anna Fagan

    Amy chats with piano teacher Anna Fagan who teaches online full time from her RV home.



    CONNECT WITH ANNA ONLINE:

    Facebook @FaganPianoStudio

    Website Faganpiano.com

    Instagram @afagan and @rvpianoteacher



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    • 23 min
    034 - How to Teach Students to Play Happy Birthday By Ear

    034 - How to Teach Students to Play Happy Birthday By Ear

    Give your students the gift of being able to play “Happy Birthday” by ear anywhere and at any time. Someday they’ll thank you!!



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    Happy Birthday By Ear: The Ultimate Teaching Resource [Discount Code for 10% off: 34TAKE10 - good through September 30, 2022]

    Christmas By Ear

    147 Tunes to Harmonize



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    • 23 min
    033 - Utilizing Student Binders

    033 - Utilizing Student Binders

    3-ring binders are a great tool for keeping student materials organized. Here are some purchase considerations and ways to use them.



    ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

    2022 RCM Technical Skills sheets (ColorinMyPiano.com)

    Music Moves for Piano Keyboard Games

    The Varsity Musician’s Playbook Part 2: Studio “Locker Room”

    Christmas By Ear

    Happy Birthday By Ear



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    • 13 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Excellent

Thank you for the mounds of concise, clear and relevant topics on your podcast, Amy! My studio is working better because of your podcasts and website. All the best!

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Piano Teacher Life Encouragement!

I love how Amy includes all areas of a piano teacher‘s life in her podcast. Each episode leaves me with fresh motivation to tackle an area of my studio life, as well as encouragement for our everyday piano teacher life. I look forward to this episode each and every week!

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You are helping me get organized and I’m gradually working my way toward feeling like a teacher who is on top of things!

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