WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE CURIOUS PIANO TEACHERS?

Have you noticed that everything at The Curious Piano Teachers has been very quiet over the last few weeks?

HAVING A BREATHER

To be honest both Sharon and I were in need of a complete break from what is often the non-stop, hurly-burly world of The Curious Piano Teachers. So this summer we have taken a bit of a breather – at the end of August we took it in turns to go on our holidays with our respective families. Whilst away we did nothing, nil, zero. Our computers remained shut for several days in a row. And boy, do we feel better for it!

There has been lots going on behind the scenes however as we plan and prepare for the academic year ahead. For example, to enable us to help all you teachers even more we’re in the process of expanding our behind the scenes crew. What’s more there’ll be a brand new website rolling out later in 2019.

In the more immediate future here’s an update about what to look forward and some of the changes we are making

The BlOg

The Blog will return on Friday September 28 in a new fortnightly format. Sally will continue to ponder on all things to do with the piano, piano teaching and music education on the 4th week of every month. Sharon will be introducing a new series via The Blog and our YouTube channel where she focuses on how to teach different pieces from the various boards. Look out for the first one on Friday 12 October.

TUESDAY TEACHING TIPS WITH SALLY

Tuesday Teaching Tips returned on Tuesday 18 September on our Facebook page. I love answering your questions so do feel free to drop me an email (sally@curiouspiano.org) if you have a burning issue. If you miss the ‘live’ edition you can always catch up over on The Curious Piano Teachers YouTube channel.

WAITING TO BECOME A MEMBER?

We’ve had emails from lots of piano teachers over the summer asking when they will be able to become a paid-up member of The Community. Well the waiting is nearly over. Enrolment will be open from Saturday September 22nd – Saturday October 6. Our membership group – known as The Community – is ideal if you have been feeling the stress of the start of term and want the support of a like-minded, sympathetic and highly engaged group of fellow teachers.

Request your invitation!

WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON!

We always love meeting up with other piano teachers and we are going to be out and about over the next couple of months.

Friday 28 September 28
Sally’s at Millers Music in Cambridge sharing her favourite pieces and some teaching ideas from the ABRSM 2019-20 syllabus. The evening is free but you do have to register. CLICK HERE

Thursday 11 October 11
We’re hoping to make it along to the Music and Drama Education Expo in Manchester.

Saturday 3 November
Both Sharon and Sally will be at the ABRSM conference. Come along and say hello to us on our stand!

Stay curious!

This blog post was written by Dr Sally Cathcart, Co-Founder and Director of The Curious Piano Teachers

One thought on “WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE CURIOUS PIANO TEACHERS?

  1. Sally Daunt

    Hi Sally and Sharon. You may have had information from Karen Marshall about this, but I wondered if you could possibly publicise the BDA Music Committee’s Music and Dyslexia Day on October 20th? Details can be found at
    https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/events/view/name/a-music-and-dyslexia-day-1

    Presenters include Paul Harris on Simultaneous learning and the dyslexic music student;
    Anna Devin Thoughts from a dyslexic opera singer with performance of 2 songs; Karen Marshall Dyslexia aware instrumental tool kit: a multi-sensory approach; Nick Sermon & Sally Anne Zimmerman Using your tablet and phone to support music learning. Demonstration of Modified Stave Notation and Muse-Score;
    Katie Overy, Emma Moore & Rosemary Hodi on Improving children’s literacy skills through music games;
    Kim Rochelle on Key features of dyslexia and how they may impact on musical activities and Sally Daunt on Reasonable adjustments in music exams
    It would be wonderful to see either of you there!! We really must all get together some time.
    Many thanks,
    Sally Daunt (Chair BDA Music)

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