Make More, Teach Less with Pairs, Buddies and Labs

Innovative ways to teach more students in less time with Nicola Cantan

Inside this 9-lesson course, Nicola Cantan educates us on why teaching multiple students at once is important. Lessons don’t have to be traditional one-on-one anymore as they may not align with your goals. Learn how to capitalise on teaching multiple students at once.

Course outline

  1. Lesson 1: Partner Lessons
  2. Lesson 2: Buddy Lessons
  3. Lesson 3: Lab Time
  4. Lesson 4: Rotating Lessons
  5. Lesson 5: Case Study with Jennifer Foxx
  6. Lesson 6: Small Groups
  7. Lesson 7: Case Study with Bradley Sowash
  8. Lesson 8: Workshops
  9. Lesson 9: Making the Switch
  10. Bonus Lesson: 15/30/30 Case Study with Lynnette Barney

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Make More, Teach Less with Pairs, Buddies and Labs was created by

Nicola Cantan

Founder of Vibrant Music Teaching and Games Expert

Nicola Cantan is a piano teacher, author, blogger and creator of imaginative and engaging teaching resources. Nicola’s Vibrant Music Teaching Library is helping teachers all over the world to include more games and off-bench activities in their lessons, so that their students giggle their way through music theory and make faster progress. Nicola also runs a popular blog, Colourful Keys, where she shares creative ideas and teaching strategies, and hosts regular training events for piano teachers.

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Course Overview

Welcome to Make More, Teach Less with Pairs, Buddies and Labs! Inside the course Nicola Cantan educates us on why teaching multiple students at once is important. Lessons don't have to be traditional 1-1 anymore, they may not align with your goals... so Nicola tells us how to capitalise on teaching multiple students at once. Download the full course workbook in the handouts section which include exercises to complete along the way.

The types of lessons we'll talk about in this course are:

  • Partner
  • Buddy
  • 20-20-20
  • Lab time
  • Groups
  • Workshop + private calendar combos

What to consider as you make the decision:

  • Income
  • Goals for students
  • Schedule
  • Studio space

Handouts

Click here to download the course workbook.   

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