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The Vibrant Music Teaching Podcast | Proven and practical tips, strategies and ideas for music teachers

Nicola Cantan

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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

4
Followers
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Bite-sized bursts of inspiration and ideas for instrumental and vocal music teachers.

Latest Episodes

VMT099 – Listen. No Really, Listen. No, REALLY Listen.

Listening skills are vital to becoming a great musician, and yet, many teachers never find time for developing them in lessons. Learn about active listening and an idea for working on it with students in this episode.

10 MIN2 d ago
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VMT099 – Listen. No Really, Listen. No, REALLY Listen.

VMT098 – Prevent Summer Stress with a Studio Budget

Have you made a budget for your music studio? This is an important factor if you want to manage your income better and be able to take time off without stressing in the summer. Take a listen to learn how to set up a simple budget for your studio.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
VMT098 – Prevent Summer Stress with a Studio Budget

VMT097 – 5 Ways to Decompress in 5 Minutes

We all get stressed or overwhelmed from time-to-time so it’s important to have strategies to decompress and relax quickly. Try out these ideas at the end of your next teaching day and let me know how you get on!

14 MIN2 w ago
Comments
VMT097 – 5 Ways to Decompress in 5 Minutes

VMT096 – How to Show You’re on Their Side

Developing a great relationship with your music students is vital to ensuring they follow your directions (both in the studio and at home) and have a great lesson experience that makes them stick with it long-term. Learn how to develop rapport with students of all ages in this episode.

18 MIN3 w ago
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VMT096 – How to Show You’re on Their Side

VMT095 – Good, and Again. Good, and Again.

Are you overusing praise in your music studio? Could you be providing feedback in a more neutral way instead? On this episode of the podcast, we’ll talk about how to find the balance between feedback and praise and where a neutral tone might be more useful.

11 MINMAY 4
Comments
VMT095 – Good, and Again. Good, and Again.

VMT094 – The Patience of Understanding and Understanding Patience

Teachers do not need patience when they have true understanding and are involved in the learning process. Find out what patience can teach us and our students in this episode.

15 MINAPR 27
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VMT094 – The Patience of Understanding and Understanding Patience

VMT093 – Studio Review 2019 and Plans for 2020

It’s important to take stock and reflect once in a while so that your studio doesn’t take on a character you didn’t design. Find out what changes I’m making to my studio for next year and how I’m implementing them in this episode.

30 MINAPR 20
Comments
VMT093 – Studio Review 2019 and Plans for 2020

VMT092 – Strictness vs. Authority

How do you maintain control of a lesson without becoming a strict and unpleasant teacher? For me, it’s all about understanding the difference between strictness and authority. The former is unnecessary, the latter is essential.

16 MINAPR 13
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VMT092 – Strictness vs. Authority

VMT091 – I Bought a New Toy – How Should I Use It?

What’s the right approach to using technology and gadgets in your studio? Find out how you could be thinking about using iPads and other tech toys backwards and what a better approach is for music studios.

14 MINAPR 6
Comments
VMT091 – I Bought a New Toy – How Should I Use It?

VMT090 – An Argument for Alternating Exam Years

Do most of your students do exams as standard every year? I want to question that. Let’s think about what exams are good for and what they’re not good for and come to a more balanced view of where they should sit in our studios.

20 MINMAR 30
Comments
VMT090 – An Argument for Alternating Exam Years

Latest Episodes

VMT099 – Listen. No Really, Listen. No, REALLY Listen.

Listening skills are vital to becoming a great musician, and yet, many teachers never find time for developing them in lessons. Learn about active listening and an idea for working on it with students in this episode.

10 MIN2 d ago
Comments
VMT099 – Listen. No Really, Listen. No, REALLY Listen.

VMT098 – Prevent Summer Stress with a Studio Budget

Have you made a budget for your music studio? This is an important factor if you want to manage your income better and be able to take time off without stressing in the summer. Take a listen to learn how to set up a simple budget for your studio.

11 MIN1 w ago
Comments
VMT098 – Prevent Summer Stress with a Studio Budget

VMT097 – 5 Ways to Decompress in 5 Minutes

We all get stressed or overwhelmed from time-to-time so it’s important to have strategies to decompress and relax quickly. Try out these ideas at the end of your next teaching day and let me know how you get on!

14 MIN2 w ago
Comments
VMT097 – 5 Ways to Decompress in 5 Minutes

VMT096 – How to Show You’re on Their Side

Developing a great relationship with your music students is vital to ensuring they follow your directions (both in the studio and at home) and have a great lesson experience that makes them stick with it long-term. Learn how to develop rapport with students of all ages in this episode.

18 MIN3 w ago
Comments
VMT096 – How to Show You’re on Their Side

VMT095 – Good, and Again. Good, and Again.

Are you overusing praise in your music studio? Could you be providing feedback in a more neutral way instead? On this episode of the podcast, we’ll talk about how to find the balance between feedback and praise and where a neutral tone might be more useful.

11 MINMAY 4
Comments
VMT095 – Good, and Again. Good, and Again.

VMT094 – The Patience of Understanding and Understanding Patience

Teachers do not need patience when they have true understanding and are involved in the learning process. Find out what patience can teach us and our students in this episode.

15 MINAPR 27
Comments
VMT094 – The Patience of Understanding and Understanding Patience

VMT093 – Studio Review 2019 and Plans for 2020

It’s important to take stock and reflect once in a while so that your studio doesn’t take on a character you didn’t design. Find out what changes I’m making to my studio for next year and how I’m implementing them in this episode.

30 MINAPR 20
Comments
VMT093 – Studio Review 2019 and Plans for 2020

VMT092 – Strictness vs. Authority

How do you maintain control of a lesson without becoming a strict and unpleasant teacher? For me, it’s all about understanding the difference between strictness and authority. The former is unnecessary, the latter is essential.

16 MINAPR 13
Comments
VMT092 – Strictness vs. Authority

VMT091 – I Bought a New Toy – How Should I Use It?

What’s the right approach to using technology and gadgets in your studio? Find out how you could be thinking about using iPads and other tech toys backwards and what a better approach is for music studios.

14 MINAPR 6
Comments
VMT091 – I Bought a New Toy – How Should I Use It?

VMT090 – An Argument for Alternating Exam Years

Do most of your students do exams as standard every year? I want to question that. Let’s think about what exams are good for and what they’re not good for and come to a more balanced view of where they should sit in our studios.

20 MINMAR 30
Comments
VMT090 – An Argument for Alternating Exam Years
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