The Vibrant Music Teaching Podcast | Proven and practical tips, strategies and ideas for music teachers
The Vibrant Music Teaching Podcast | Proven and practical tips, strategies and ideas for music teachers
Nicola Cantan
Each week your host, Nicola Cantan, will provide bite-sized bursts of inspiration and ideas for instrumental and vocal music teachers. Nicola is a piano teacher on a journey to help teachers teach with games and creativity so that their students succeed and they have full hearts and overflowing studios.
Save Time by Outsourcing Your Music Studio Admin
We signed up to be music teachers, not to be office-drones. But it can feel like we spend more time doing music teaching studio admin tasks than actually teaching. If you’re on the administrative burnout bandwagon, I’m here to help.
Jan 18
19 min
Doing "All the Things" in Your Piano Studio
Do you dream of getting more stuff done in less time? I'm going to let you in on my secret for doing “all the things” in your piano studio...
Jan 11
9 min
Power Up Your Piano Teacher Productivity
You read about the latest piano teacher productivity idea, but does it work? is it magic? The only way to know is to experiment. Here's how.
Jan 4
13 min
Top Findings from the 2020 Vibrant Music Teaching Industry Report
Want to know what the average music studio teacher makes? Or what exactly they're teaching? Find out in the Vibrant Music Teaching Industry Report.
Dec 14, 2020
41 min
Five Questions to Ask Yourself at Least Once a Year
Reflecting on the past year is an important part of getting ready for a new one. Tune in to find out my top 5 questions that I believe all teachers should be asking themselves right now.
Dec 7, 2020
21 min
Getting Strategic About How You Teach Reading
This conversation is an excerpt from one of my member Strategy Sessions. In this call, a member and I worked to uncover the issue behind her students’ reading fluency. I hope you’ll enjoy listening and that it will help you problem-solve for your own students.
Nov 30, 2020
18 min
Lead Sheet Basics: Where to Find Them and How to Use Them
Lead sheets are a vital tool for teaching other concepts and skills. But where do you find them? And once you do, how should you use them?
Nov 23, 2020
18 min
How to Teach Pop Music to Piano Students
What approaches really work when it comes to teaching pop music to piano students? And where do we find great pop music arrangements, anyhow? We’ll dive into all that and more in this episode.
Nov 16, 2020
23 min
Why You Should Teach Pop Music in Your Studio
Do you teach pop music to your piano students? Why or why not?  In this episode, I’ll explore the reasons I believe we should be teaching pop music in our studios so you can see if it’s right for you.
Nov 9, 2020
18 min
How to make your data TALK
Are you collecting and analysing data in your studio? If not, you might be missing out on the important information that numbers can give you. In this episode, we’ll talk about the data you should collect in your studio and how to put it to work for you.
Nov 2, 2020
26 min
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