We are yet to come across a teacher who is not interested in life long learning or who does not wish to be the best piano teacher they can possibly be.
Both of us teach piano pedagogy to beginner teachers as well as more experienced teachers who wish to upgrade their skills so that they can be the best teacher they can be. These teachers clearly have the right attitude. They are already motivated to improve their teaching ability so that's a great start. In the process of upgrading their skills, they report:
gaining considerable confidence in their teaching ability
increasing piano performance skills and technical ability
are better able to provide excellent models of performance to their students
finding excellent solutions to teach a wider range of repertoire
go on to teach a wider range of students; and
increase their hourly rates and income.
These teachers are happier and more successful and their students become more engaged and responsive learners.
Studying for a teaching diploma is a tried and true way to structure this learning. These diplomas build each of the skills that are required to be a successful private or group music teacher. The diplomas covers aspects of pedagogy, psychological development, technical development, repertoire choices and guides teachers to creating a wholistic teaching philosophy and a successful studio. Teachers are rewarded with a highly sought after and respected qualification that will allow them to objectively prove their teaching abilities to .
To help get teachers on the road to completing one of these diplomas, we will be running a one-day online workshop on Sunday, September 20, 2020 to show how it is possible to upgrade your pedagogical and performance skills.
There are limited "Early Purchaser Tickets" available at $145 for the whole day, which becomes $165 once these are sold out. The full program is below.
9.00am Welcome and Introduction
9.15am Teaching Diploma Syllabus Overview
10.00am Creating the Resource File and the Practical Exam Folio
11.00am Morning tea break
11.30am Technical Development: Understanding the Basics of the Taubman Approach
12.15pm Retraining Technique as an Opportunity to Improve Performance Skills
1.15pm Lunch Break
2.15pm Method Book Review
3.00pm Structuring First Lessons
3.45pm Final Question & Answer session
4.30pm Close of workshop