Shu-Yi and Merlin
Let's Talk about Music Teaching- Conversations that Inform & Inspire.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #1:
When a Young Student doesn't want the parents' help
I am so excited that one of my pandemic studies evolved into this video project!! Dr. Merlin Thompson and I started our conversation in June, 2020. We talked a lot about music teaching and we both learned so much from these conversations. So we decided to share them with you! Welcome to our 1st video podcast test run.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #2:
When there is more than one teacher in a lesson
Welcome to our 2nd video podcast test run! Dr. Merlin Thompson and I started our conversation in June, 2020. We talked a lot about music teaching and we both learned so much from these conversations. So we decided to share them with you!
Shu-Yi & Merlin #3:
When a student doesn't learn the ways a teacher has planned, how do we know if the teaching is still working?
Share your thoughts and post your questions here. Thanks for watching!!
Shu-Yi & Merlin #4:
Disappointment, Introvert, & the Pressure to Ask or Not to Ask Questions
In this 4th podcast, Dr. Merlin Thompson and I chatted about how to help students and US (yes, teachers need self care!) to cope with disappointment, or sometimes, "messiness" in music learning. We also exchanged our experiences about helping our Introvert students feel comfortable. This episode ends with a discussion about the pressure to Ask or Not to Ask Questions in a lesson setting.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #5:
They love to chat about music teaching!
In this short but interesting episode, we talked about the effect of silence in our teaching.
Please share your comments and ideas.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #6:
How to Slow Down?
In this video podcast, we discuss the situation when students have a hard time slowing down in their practice.
How can we help students increase practice strategies used and vary their application to avoid frustration and burnout?
Shu-Yi & Merlin #7:
The Power of Storytelling
Merlin and Shu-Yi just can't stop chatting about music teaching! LOL
This time we chatted about the reasons and benefits of incorporating storytelling in our teaching.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #8:
Seeing a Student's True Potential
Dr. Merlin Thompson and I discussed how teachers can practice to see what is already in a student's playing and start a lesson from that point of view instead of jumping in the "fix-it-all" mode.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #9:
How to Set Up Reasonable Expectations
We all know every child learns differently. That is the beauty of giving music lessons. I always feel privileged to be able to have an opportunity to communicate with children through music learning one-on-one. I just love sharing ideas and challenging their brains with cello. But how do we tailor reasonable expectations for each individual student? I hope you will find this podcast useful talking about that!
Shu-Yi & Merlin #10:
We made it!! Just had our first live chat about Music Teaching on Zoom and live streams on my Facebook with Dr. Merlin Thompson and several music teachers. We got several great questions and had a wonderful interactive discussion about things around the practice chart. I learned so much from this discussion and really loved it!
Shu-Yi & Merlin #11:
Mother Tongue Approach
Dear teachers, here is the part 2 of our first live chat about Music Teaching. In this segment, Dr. Merlin Thompson and I discussed the mother tongue approach with several string teachers. I loved all the topics that participated teachers threw in for this discussion.
Shu-Yi & Merlin #12:
Shared Teaching & Concerns about Learning Disabilities
For this Chat about Music Teaching podcast, we discussed two topics suggested from a string teacher: student-led teaching and learning disabilities.