Have you ever considered adding a piano lab time to your studio? Not sure where you would even start? The Keys to Imagination Double Click Curriculum makes it simple!
Adding lab time can help you to increase your income (with two students in the studio together), and can help your students progress faster in their music studies. Michelle Sisler created the Double Click Curriculum which provides corresponding music lab activities for each concept introduced in method books. Not only does this make planning so much easier for us piano teachers, but it lends a certain “validity” in parent’s eyes to lab time, when they have a specific book to use in that time.
Michelle has also created the online conference for music teachers, Music Ed Connect. You can now attend a complete conference from your own home! All the talks are available to stream live, and to watch back later, with online discussions and downloadable materials.
Take a listen to to today’s podcast to learn how you can start a music lab in your piano studio, and for a special discount on Music Ed Connect 2016!
Michelle is offering $20 off the Music Ed Connect conference to Tim Topham TV listeners! Just visit the Music Ed Connect website and enter the code podcast16 at checkout.
There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.
Being a full-time teacher myself, I know how busy teachers are and how much time, effort and passion we put into our students. Sometimes, the last thing we want to do in our time off is listen to more piano teaching stuff! So, well done for using this time for self-improvement.
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.
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Does the structure provided by Michelle’s curriculum sound appealing to you? Are you attending the Music Ed Connect conference? What talks are you most looking forward to?
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.