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MOVING ON

Are you a teacher who is ready to move on? ‘”Anyone can teach the piano in the UK.” When I tell people this they are amazed: “What? Anyone?” Then I have to go through the explanation that piano teaching is unregulated, teachers don’t need to have any qualifications and people are often asked to teach […]

5 COMMON CONCERNS ABOUT ATTENDING CURIOUS LIVE

Are you thinking about attending Curious Live but just have a few concerns? We get it. We understand that it’s a big commitment of your money and time. You need to know that you are going to get full value out of the day. It’s not just how much it’s going to cost. Maybe you’re […]

Curious Live – a Conference with a twist

Happy New Year everyone! The start of the new month and year finds both Sharon and me cracking on with plans for our Curious LIVE events in February. We have been thrilled with the take-up of tickets so far and thank you to those of you who have plunged right in! There are just 9 […]

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GET YOUR TICKET FOR CURIOUS LIVE – REDEFINING EXPECTATIONS!

Curious LIVE Redefining Expectations is now open for registration. YAY! We can announce with confidence that the cakes are all on order and Ed the Curious Elephant has cleared his diary so that he can join us all in Oxford. Plus, his Irish cousin will be attending the Belfast event. Well, you know us, we […]

CURIOUS LIVE – 5 REASONS TO ATTEND

Last week we asked you on Facebook what you thought we should call our Curious Live events in February 2018. It was a close run thing but Redefining Expectations (which was also our own preference) just came ahead of the others. So Redefining Expectations it is! You might be wondering why you should invest the […]

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The perks of being a member of The Community

  The Community is The Curious Piano Teachers online membership site that enables piano teachers to develop their teaching skills at home. We only open enrolment a couple of times annually so, if you’re curious to know more, now is a good time to grab a coffee and read this post which gives you an […]

The Curious Piano Teachers at the MTNA 2017 Conference

What was the best thing about being at the MTNA 2017 conference? Undoubtedly, it was meeting in person, people who had only been Facebook friends up till that point! I’m now back in the UK after an exciting and interesting few days over in Baltimore. Today’s blog is a brief overview of our time there. […]

Musical Connections – Glasgow ISME 2016

Back in 2008 I had no difficulty in persuading my husband to accompany me to Bologna, Italy, for my very first ISME conference. When I told him that the 32nd ISME conference was taking place in Glasgow and suggested that it would lovely if he were to come with me again I must admit I […]

IF YOU CHANGE NOTHING, NOTHING WILL CHANGE

If you ever spent a childhood summer holiday beside the sea, like me, I’m sure you’ll remember the brightly-coloured fishing nets. Perfect for fishing for sticklebacks in the rock pools. We had a river at the bottom of the garden. So when my brother and I came home from our seaside holidays, the nets were […]

DEALING WITH THE FEAR OF “I’M NOT GOOD ENOUGH”

“I’m not good enough.” When did you last feel like you weren’t good enough? What triggered the feeling? In her TED Talk¬†researcher and storyteller Bren√© Brown shares profound insights from her painstaking research into what she calls ‘human connection’. I’ve watched the video several times now. Her take on this feeling of inadequacy, of “I’m […]