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Video Presentation for Chinese Piano Teachers


东方琴行 国际钢琴教学法研讨会 与梅林•汤普森博士探讨:
新的钢琴教学模式 研讨会第二场

Video Presentations from the CFMTA Conference July 2022

Gratitude in the Shadow of a Global Pandemic

Teaching with Student Diversity in Mind: Why Curriculum Models Make a Difference

Idea of the Month Webinars

March 2023 – How do we evolve as music teachers?

January 2023 – Mission Statement

November 2022 – Situations & Questions

August 2022 – Accumulated Repertoire

August 2022 – Growth & Rest

July 2022 – Bell Curve Phenomenon

July 2022 – Student Resources

June 2022 – Reflective Partnership Teaching

May 2022 – Multiple Ownership

April 2022 – Seeds, Success, & Scaffolding

March 2022 – Patience

February 2022 – Play

January 2022 – Gratitude

Podcasts from the Music Educator’s Crucible

Podcast #8 Learning as Living Network (transcript)Learning as Living Network includes: Forgetting, Revisiting, Confusion, Plateau, Letting Go, Refinement, and Internalization.

Podcast #7 A Music Teacher’s Testament (transcript)Poetic verse gives voice to the dailyness of what music teachers do. 

Podcast#6 Technique On A Universal Scale  (transcript)Technique On A Universal Scale incorporates explorations involving Your Core, Your Energy, and Your Breathing.

Podcast #5 Life Skills Meet Love of Music (transcript)A three-decade journey into Life Skills & Love of Music. Arthur Costa & Bena Kallick’s 16 Habits of Mind provide a framework for instrumental and vocal instruction.

16 Habits of Mind  &  Life Skills CardsTemplate

Podcast #4 Versatile Music Teacher (transcript)Versatile Music Teachers use the following strategies: Lead, Follow, Advocate, Challenge, Resources, Get out of the Way, a Grip on Fear, & Reflection.

Podcast #3 How to Guide Students’ Practicing (transcript)Explore practicing through research by Ericsson (deliberate practice), Deci & Ryan (self-determination theory), and Csikszentmihalyi (flow).

Podcast #2 Philosophy of Music Teaching (transcript)Two guiding principles – Structured Excellence & Interruptive Messiness – provide anchors and fuel for a dynamic Philosophy of Music Teaching.

Podcast #1 A Matter of Chemistry (transcript)Understanding, Acceptance, Care, Acceptable Tensions, & Authenticity – Five dynamics that help music teachers get the chemistry right with their students.