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CPTP145: Dealing with loss in the studio setting

By Tim Topham | Piano Teaching

Nov 02

My guest today has dealt with more than her fair share of loss, both personally, and seeing her students experience loss. She’s on the podcast today to share how she has worked through this and help teachers who are in similar situations.

I know this is not an easy topic. This wasn’t an easy interview to record, but I believe it’s important.

I really hope that listening to this episode will be of use to those going through something similar or just to have in your back pocket in case these tough and unfortunate things come up with your students.

Fred Rogers quote

Transcript

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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • How composing music can help children work through loss
  • How performing music at funerals can be beneficial for students
  • What to say to students who have lost a friend or relative
  • How a beach ball might be the best contribution you can make
  • The little things that make a big difference

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Have you ever had a student who was going through loss?

How did you deal with it? Did you find a way to support them through music or in another way?

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About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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