Guest - Mat Noble (music director)
Host - Dr. Nick Parnell
As the 2022 teaching year kicks off, music teachers are again faced with a variety of challenges in navigating the effects of Covid-19. In this episode, music director Mat Noble, reflects on the challenges and solutions he has faced/implemented at his school. He shares useful tips for music teachers as well as delving into the pros and cons of platforms including Zoom, Facetime, Microsoft teams.
1:00 - The year ahead & how are we feeling?
2:50 - Mat’s background & music program
9:17 – When Covid hit
13:30 – Impact on the students & the pivot
16:00 – Student recruitment
18:00 – Disappointment & resilience
19:50 – Teaching online
25:55 – What do we do with ensemble rehearsals?
33:00 – Pros & cons of Zoom, Microsoft Teams & Facetime
44:30 – Online teaching into the future
47:50 – Mat’s top tip
About the Podcast:
Each episode musician and educator, Dr. Nick Parnell, talks to leading teachers about the latest trends, challenges and ideas all aimed to help you not only survive, but flourish in the amazing world of music teaching.
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