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Joy Morin
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Our Week 5 Hangout is scheduled for Friday, February 6.  The time is [PLEASE NOTE the slightly different time] 12:30noon-1:30pm Eastern time (please calculate for your own time zone).  Please RSVP as "attending" only if you are available to videochat LIVE.  Otherwise, please plan to watch the recorded video afterwards. Thanks, all! 
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Piano teachers will be video chatting live at 11am Eastern.  Any piano teacher is welcome to listen in LIVE or after that fact from YouTube.   (If you are interested in participating in the live videochat, please send me a private message to let me know.)  Our topic this time is all about conducting the piano lesson: evaluating a student performance, introducing new concepts/pieces, creating assignment sheets, teaching students how to practice, etc..  You are invited to take a moment to submit questions that you would like us to address during the session (click the Q&A button on the videoplayer).  Thanks for your interest!  Your host: Joy Morin from ColorInMyPiano.com. 
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Piano teachers will be video chatting live at 10am Eastern.  Any piano teacher is welcome to listen in LIVE or after that fact from YouTube.   (If you are interested in participating in the live videochat, please send me a private message to let me know.)  Our topic this time is all about choosing repertoire for students.  You are invited to take a moment to submit questions that you would like us to address during the session (click the Q&A button on the videoplayer).  Thanks for your interest!  Your host: Joy Morin from ColorInMyPiano.com. 
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Piano teachers will be video chatting live at 11am Eastern.  Any piano teacher is welcome to listen in LIVE or after that fact from YouTube.   If you are interested in participating in the live videochat, please send me a private message to let me know.  Our topic this time is Piano Technique for Beginners.  You are also invited to take a moment to submit questions that you would like us to address during the session (click the Q&A button on the videoplayer).  Thanks for your interest! 
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Here's a great NPR story about learning a new instrument as an adult. It confirms a lot of my experience with teaching adult beginners!
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"The art of music is so deep and profound that to approach it very seriously only is not enough. One must approach music with a serious rigor, and, at the same time, with a great, affectionate joy." ~Nadia Boulanger
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In the week between Christmas and New Year's, an elementary school principle conducted an all-day faculty retreat where she said to her teachers: "Let's all write out New Year's resolutions about how we can be better teachers and I'll put them on the faculty/staff bulletin board. That way we can be mutually supportive in our efforts to keep those resolutions." The teachers all agreed, and when the resolutions were posted they all crowded around the bulletin board to read them. One of the young teachers in the group suddenly threw a hissy-fit. "She didn't put up my resolution. It was one of the first ones in. She doesn't care about me. That just shows what it's like around here." On and on she ranted and raved. The principal, who overheard this from her office, was mortified. She hadn't meant to exclude anyone's resolution. Quickly rummaging through the papers on her desk, she found it and immediately went to the bulletin board and tacked it up. The resolution read: "I resolve not to let little things upset me anymore." Resolution without resolve yields .... status quo.
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