017: 3 Steps to Teaching an Integrated Music Lesson (Replay)

In this special replay episode from Tim Topham’s Integrated Music Teaching podcast, we revisit an insightful discussion on the integrated music teaching model. We explore a three-step super simple process that any teacher can adopt to seamlessly integrate music teaching into their lessons. From analyzing repertoire to finding connections within the piece and planning creative integration activities, this episode offers practical insights to deepen students’ connection to music. Stay tuned as we highlight the importance of creative activities and preview upcoming resources designed to empower teachers in implementing these strategies effectively with their students.

  • The 3-step process for using the IMT learning model in your studio.
  • Step 1: Analysing the repertoire for musical elements.
  • Step 2: Finding the connections and make music learning meaningful.
  • Some examples of connecting elements.
  • Step 3: Planning the integration activities.
  • Importance of creative and integration activities.
  • Two resources to help you implement this in your teaching.

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About Rachel Ehring

Dr. Rachel Ehring is a pianist, teacher, music administrator, and lover of piano teaching gadgets. She holds a DMA in Collaborative Piano from the University of Colorado Boulder and a MM in Accompanying from the University of Kansas. She currently serves as Director at St. John’s Conservatory of the Arts in Orange County, CA. Previously, she held positions at Concordia University Irvine and Henderson State University. Rachel is passionate about empowering music teachers to create engaging and exciting lessons for students of all ages. When she isn’t playing the piano, you might find Rachel reading books with her son or walking her beagle Frieda.


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