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Music teacher interviews: Chris Foley – pianist, teacher, examiner, blogger …

Chris Foley is a pianist, piano teacher, collaborative pianist, senior examiner for The Royal Conservatory, and blogger all rolled into one. Part of the challenge of his career is how to fit everything together, do his best work, and still have time to grow as an artist.  Chris and I go back a ways. I […]

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Music teacher interviews: pianist Jamie Parker

Teaching online is what we’re doing now, and for a while yet. I’ve made the switch and it’s going quite well for me – my biggest challenge is holding the attention of a hyper 7-year old. I was curious how teachers of advanced piano students were coping, and I turned the “mic”, so to speak, […]

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To be clear, I’m kidding around, but …

… here’s now to (jokingly!) intimidate your young students when they’re not practising, paying attention, etc. etc. I do make great use of the camera during online lessons to make a point. Here’s how!

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Quick tips for piano teachers working online

Online piano teachers are often focussed on managing the stress of our students, but it’s important we look after our own, too. Here are a few quick tips to do that – and promise, no shrieking at the end. #onlinelessons #onlinepianolessons #manageyourstress

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Teaching during the pandemic

So we’ve been in lockdown for a few weeks now, since mid-March, and we went from being allowed gatherings of 50 to 5, then none, unless you’re housemates, and businesses were told to shut and we were instructed to stay home. For us music teachers, we were changing how we taught overnight. I was emailing […]