Beyond the Music Lesson
By Christine Goodner & Abigail Peterson : Suzuki Music Teacher, blogger, Author, Parent
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Beyond the Music Lesson is an interview style podcast about learning music, teaching music, and parenting music students. Hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner share from their own experiences growing up learning music, as teachers, and as parents and each episode also features an interview with an expert to help share useful tips and information with listeners. Listen weekly for inspiration!
||CleanEp. 28: How To Talk So Kids Can Learn||Join Abbey and Christine as they discuss the book How to Talk So Kids Can Learn. If you are enjoying the show, please leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts. This helps our show reach more people! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27: Shelly Davis on Supporting Parents with Practice||On this week's episode Christine & Abbey talk about ideas for keeping practice going over the holidays. Abbey shares a tip for a type of musical performance to look for in your area and Christine shares an idea for finding holiday tunes to try at...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26: Parenting A Young Beginner - A Teacher's Perspective with Brecklyn Ferrin||On this week's podcast Abbey and Christine answer a question about fitting in practice with your schedule feels like it's just too full. Abbey shares a tip that working with her son in practice and Christine shares a book recommendation. We have...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25: Inspiring Teen Musicians with Colleen Fitzgerald||On this week's episode we answer a listener question about keeping practice from becoming stale and give tips about managing to do lists and managing practice for teens. We also talk to Colleen Fitzgerald who expertly works with the teens in her...||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24: Balancing Performing & Teaching with Kela Walton||On this week's episode Christine and Abby answer a question about creating community and announce our book club book for the fall. Get your copy at your local library or here: How to Talk So Kids Can Learn . If you want to send us your...||10/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 23: Understanding Communities & How Students Learn with Michele Horner||On this week's episode we discuss how to work through music students being tired when they first start full-day school. We also share an organizational tip and a listening idea. Our guest today is Michele Horner. Her great book has helped many...||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 22 - The Importance of Music Studio Branding with Andrea Miller||On this week's episode Abbey and Christine discuss how to help students through the middle school age slump that many students experience. We also share tips from what is working for their own studios this fall. Our interview guest is Andrea...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21 - Performer Spotlight: Jennifer Arnold||This week Christine and Abbey as they discussion a listener question about a child that wants to quit because they dislike practice and hear a tips about how they get their own practice in their busy schedules. This week is also a great...||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 20: Vio's Violin with Kenesha Ryce||This week we answer a listener question about the proper way to move on to a new studio and Christine and Abbey both share a tip from what is working in their studio's right now. Our interview this week is with Kenesha Ryce, Author of Vio's...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Adventures in Suzuki Parenting with Jodie St. Clair||We're excited to be back for season two! Join Abbey and Christine as we answer a listener question about helping turn around negative practice session and each share a tip that is helping us right now. We also talk to Jodie St. Clair from...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer School: Ep. 4: Practice Perfect Book Discussion||Join Abbey and Christine as we discuss the book Practice Perfect in our last summer school episode! Show Notes Practice Perfect by Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, and Katie Yezzi Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov If you are enjoying the...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer School Ep. 3: Preparing for Recitals||On today's podcast Abbey and Christine talk about preparing for recitals. We discuss some of what teachers must do before the big day and important things for parents to know as well. We also tackle the topic of "What piece will be play?" We'd love to..||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer School Ep. 2: Summer Practice Ideas||Join Abbey and Christine in their lively discussion of ideas for practice during the summer that they have learned from their years as students, teachers, and parents. Our second summer school episode is full of ideas you can use in your house...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer School Ep 1: Willpower Doesn't Work Book Discussion||Join us for our first summer school episode as we discuss Benjamin Hardy's new book Willpower Doesn't Work. How does the book tie in to studying music? (hint: really well!). Do Abbey and Christine use any of the principles in the book? What...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: Peaceful, Productive Practice with Christine Goodner||Today on the podcast we talk about the importance of informal performances, Christine shares a listening suggestion from the Harlem Quartet and Abbey talks to Christine about peaceful, productive practice. This is a great episode for anyone who...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Group Class Inspiration with Amy Matherly||On this week's podcast we talk with Amy Matherly about group classes, she has great tips and ideas to share! We also answer a listener question about keeping the non practice parent involved in music lessons and share a tip about staying...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 16: Summer School on the Podcast!||On this week's podcast we are giving you a preview of what's coming up this summer on the show! Abbey and Christine will tell you all about our "Summer School" sessions and invite you to participate. You can always send us an email at...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: Cultural Diversity in Music Education with Laurita Jauregui||This week we answer a listener question about rushing through practice and how to help our children and students slow down a bit and focus more! We have a great conversation with Laurita Jauregui about her work in Portland, OR with BRAVO,...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Teaching Effectively in a School Setting with Elizabeth Day||On this episode Christine shares a tip for turning around bad practice attitudes and Abbey shares a newly released album that she got a chance to listen to in advance. We also answer a listener question and have a great conversation with...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Creative Student Performances with Gretchen Rebar||This week we answer a question about left handed students and if it's a consideration when starting an instrument. Abbey shares a tip from our friend and colleague Rachel Ludt that has been a huge help in home practice at her house. We also...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12 Introducing Students to Music History with Hadley Johnson Gibbons||Welcome to this week's episode! We share new tips, a great listening suggestion and answer a new listener question. On this week's episode we're talking to Hadley Johnson Gibbons about her book From Suzuki to Mozart: A History of the Repertoire...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Success in a School Music Program with Anthony Mazzocchi||On Today's episode we answer a listener question about when a child is talking too much in the music lesson and share our tips of the week. Our guest on the show is educator and trombonist Anthony Mazzocchi. He is also author of the book The...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Participating in Your Music Community with Laurie Niles||On today's episode Christine & Abbey answer a listener question about what to do when a student talks too much in the lesson. They also give their tip of the week & a new listening suggestion. Laurie Niles of Violinist.com is the guest...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Preparing for College and Beyond with Dr. Scott Conklin||Today Christine & Abbey tackle a listener question about how to help students who are having trouble focusing on practice. We also have a fun tip for practice and a favorite listening suggestion from Christine's studio. Our guest on this...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Creatively Engaging Students with Peter Thomas||On this week's episode Abbey & Christine announce a fun listener contest for the month of March (read the details below). They also answer a listener question about intermediate level students and share their tip & listening suggestions of the...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: SECE as a Springboard for Starting Suzuki Lessons with Lenni Jabour||In this episode we answer a listener question about buying instruments online, find out a funny similarity we have with each other during our listener tip discussion, and have a wonderful conversation with Lenni Jabour. Ask a Listener...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp 6: Practicing for Your Child's Personality with Michele Horner||Join us today as we talk with Michele Horner about Practicing with our Child's personality in mind. She has a fantastic book on the subject and great stories about how understanding how our children think and learn help them practice with more joy and..||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: "Is My Child Ready to Start Lessons?" with Dr. Kate Einarson||Welcome Episode 5 where we discuss a listener question, Christine gives a tip that she uses every week when she's teaching and Abbey shares what she is listening to this week. Listen to a great conversation with Dr. Kate Einarson who is both a...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Parent Encouragement with Paula Bird||In Episode four we answer a listener question about older beginners and share our tip and listening suggestion of the week. We also have a great conversation with Paula Bird that is full of great ideas whether you are a parent, or are a teacher...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Music Arranging & The Creative Process with Martha Yasuda||Today we share tips, listening recommendations and have a great conversation with Violin teacher and music arranger Martha Yasuda. Here all about how she got started arranging music, her creative process, and how giving one hundred percent and...||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Engaging Practice with Neil & Rachel of Chili Dog Strings||In this week's show Abigail & Christine share another great resource and listening idea to check out at home. We also had a wonderful time talking with Neil and Rachel Samson of Chili Dog Strings about having engaging practice sessions. They...||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Institutes & Workshops with Jennifer Burton||Welcome to our first full length episode. Today Abigail and Christine will be sharing a tip of the week, a listening recommendation and we have a great interview with Jennifer Burton. Jennifer Burton will share her experience meeting Dr....||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0: Introducing the Beyond the Music Lesson Podcast||Welcome to Beyond the Music Lesson! A weekly podcast featuring interviews and conversation about learning music, teaching music, and parenting music students. Join hosts Abigail Peterson and Christine Goodner as they introduce the show and...||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Excellent Parent Resource for Practice
I really appreciate the thoughful care that Christine and Abbey put into this podcast. It has great tips on practice from lots of different sources. Thank you for this great resource!
Amazing resource for Teachers & Parents alike!
What I enjoy the most is the great rapport between Abby, Christine and their guest! Every episode I’ve heard so far, contains valuable information, useful suggestions, fun facts and LOL moments where, while listening, you feel as if you’re listening to great friends chatting about teaching. Congrats!
Really informative and fun podcast!
Beyond the Music Lesson has a lot of great content. I really enjoy the variation in segments--so even in one episode you get great information on several different things. The guests on the show are awesome--again, lots of variation to apply to a wide range of interests and situations. Thank you so much!
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