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Tag: self-teaching

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Advice for a New Piano Teacher

Starting out teaching new students? Here are some pitfalls to avoid and strategies to implement (for the benefits of the student).

The Fear of Being Found Out

A powerful meditation on hiding behind what we don’t know — and how that, more than imposter syndrome, can impede the learning process.

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Until the Water Runs Clear…

A short but sweet OpEd on why learning doesn’t have to be “grueling” to be effective, and how to master small skills, faster.

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Learning Is Not Linear

In a classroom setting, teachers must trust that a student’s learning process will take a variety of paths, almost none of them being linear.

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Befriend Your Inner Critic

How to create a positive, working relationship with your inner voice, and not succumb to the self-critiques that can damage your confidence.

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The Process Is the Reward

This beautiful op-ed from a Soundfly student alum explores the struggle and delight of creative expression and how to navigate ourselves through it.