All Keyed Up is an interview podcast in which Ben Kapilow speaks with a wide range of professionals about topics that are pertinent to the field of piano teachi...
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Samantha Coates: Deep Dive Into Rote Teaching
In this episode, Samantha Coates discusses teaching by rote. Topics discussed include the definition of rote teaching, the common criticisms it receives, its relationship to teaching by ear, the overlap between learning music and language acquisition, what makes a great rote piece, how her BlitzBooks series integrates rote teaching with reading teaching, and strategies for teaching rote pieces effectively.Samantha's rote pieces are available at BlitzBooks Rote Repertoire, and all listeners can receive 20% off anything at the site with the coupon code BEN20. She has also written several blog posts about the topic of rote teaching.This episode is sponsored by TopMusic, the global hub for piano teachers looking to connect, learn and grow, and be challenged in both their teaching and studio businesses. Listeners who wish to join the TopMusicPro community can enjoy 25% off their membership with the coupon code "benpodcast".
Tonya Lawson: Having Multiple Income Streams as a Piano Teacher
In this episode, Tonya Lawson discusses options of additional income streams for piano teachers beyond teaching income. Topics discussed include why it's advantageous to have multiple income streams as a piano teacher, even if you're in a situation where you currently live comfortably from your teaching income alone. Then we went through various topics related to income streams: website optimization and SEO, hybrid lessons, running ads, affiliate marketing, and creating courses.Links to resources mentionedAd Management: Ezoic, Mediavine, AdThriveAffiliate Marketing: Amazon Affiliate Program, Sheet Music Plus Affiliate ProgramTonya's Courses: Passive Income Academy, Zero to Waitlist, Free TrainingAnyone who enters the code allkeyedup10 at checkout can save 10% off of both of Tonya's courses as well as her coaching services.This episode is sponsored by TopMusic, the global hub for piano teachers looking to connect, learn and grow, and be challenged in both their teaching and studio businesses. Listeners who wish to join the TopMusicPro community can enjoy 25% off their membership with the coupon code "benpodcast".
10 Ways to Work With a Student Who Doesn’t Practice
In this solo episode, Ben Kapilow offers 10 strategies for working with students who never or rarely practice. This list includes a combination of strategies he has arrived at through trial and error as a piano teacher, as well as strategies learned from the guests who have appeared on All Keyed Up.
Jaime Slutzky and Heidi Kay Begay: How and Why to Start a Music Teaching Podcast
Heidi Begay, Jaime Slutzky, and Ben Kapilow discuss how and why to start a music teaching podcast. Topics discussed include the advantages of starting your own podcast, from what equipment you need, how to create an RSS feed, coming up with a concept, finding your niche, marketing, and monetization.
Noa Kageyama: Help Your Students Work Through Stage Fright
Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist and faculty at the Juilliard School, offers thoughts on stage fright and performance anxiety. Topics discussed include the relationship between stage fright and performance quality, the advantages children receive from working through stage fright, how to prepare to combat stage fright in the weeks leading up to a performance, what to do at the moment of the performance, and the relationship between anxiety and excitement and how teachers can use this relationship to their advantage."