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CPTP155: 10 Ways to Fit Music Teaching Games into Your Lessons with Nicola Cantan

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Mar 29

This episode of the podcast is a little bit different. My podcast producer, Nicola Cantan, has taken over the show today to give us 10 strategies for finding more time for music teaching games in our lessons.

Nicola Cantan Vibrant Music Teaching

If you don’t know Nicola, she’s the writer behind the Colourful Keys blog and the creator of the Vibrant Music Teaching site where she shares games and creative lesson ideas with members all over the world.

Nicola is extremely passionate about the power of music teaching games and I’m delighted to be handing over the reins to her for this show so that she can help us all fit more games into our lessons.

Even if you’ve never considered teaching with games before, I highly recommend taking a listen to get her perspective on the serious business of fun.

Today’s Freebie

Enter your details below to grab Nicola’s awesome game and have some intervallic giggles with your students.

Transcript

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why games are so important and valuable for your piano lessons
  • How to convince your piano parents to increase lesson times
  • What buddy lessons are and why you might want to consider them
  • Options for adding group workshops to your studio
  • How to create a games lending library
  • How implementing flipped learning ideas could save you time
  • Strategies for speeding up piano teaching games

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Thank you for Tuning In!

There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine. Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run. Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons! If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons on the left of the page. Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes or on my Facebook page. Reviews are extremely helpful when it comes to show’s ranking and you can bet that I read every single one of them personally. Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.

Do you use music teaching games?

How do YOU find the time? Do you use one of the ideas Nicola explained in the episode?

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About the Author

Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.