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Dr. Jon Yerby’s Recommendations for Remote Music Teaching Tools

On February 2, 2022, guitarist Dr. Jon Yerby presented a webinar to the Duet community about how to optimize remote teachings. (The recording of this webinar is available to Duet subscribers in the Resources section of your account.) As part of his presentation, Dr. Yerby offered product suggestions for microphones and video cameras that work for him.

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Dr. Jon Yerby Feb 2, 2022 Podcasts
Podcast: How To Be Smart About Your Music Education

There’s one element that’s universally disliked about receiving advanced degrees in music: the cost. Cellist Karen Poleshuck offers reflections on what she might have done differently in getting to be one of the most accomplished cello teachers in New York.

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Karen Poleshuck Jan 28, 2022 Podcasts
Podcast: What Do Parents Wish Music Teachers Knew? And Vice Versa!

What’s the best way to navigate the relationship between teacher and parent? Stacy Smith has a unique perspective on this question as both a mother of 5 musicians and a violin teacher herself. What do parents wish teachers knew, and what do teachers with parents knew? Stacy’s here to tell us.

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Stacy Smith Jan 12, 2022 Inspiration
Podcast: How music teachers can avoid professional burnout

As a music teacher, you’re giving so much of yourself all the time. Working with students and parents and schedules and billing can be stressful and uncomfortable even at the best of times. But on top of that, a music teacher is working to promote expression and artistic creation and self-discovery. It can be exhausting! Join Mage Lockwood as she shares her tips for setting boundaries and self care.

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Mage Lockwood Dec 17, 2021 Inspiration
Why is teaching music theory to students so important? Glory St. Germain knows.

When teachers say they “teach music,” they most often mean that the introduce people to a specific instrument and instruct them on how to play it. But sometimes the underlying structure of the music we’re playing goes overlooked. When do students learn to understand what the composer was actually doing when putting certain groups of notes together? Is it necessary or even important to students to understand these things? The Ultimate Music Theory course creator Glory St. Germain answers these questions.

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Glory St. Germain Nov 9, 2021 Music Theory