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Finding Your Silence: The importance of wellbeing as a piano teacher
Updated: Sep 4, 2022
Kris Worsley sends a video postcard from the Isle of Mull and asks if we are ready to start the new teaching year. Breaks are important, but it’s also important that we take forward the lessons we learn from our restful periods to make sure we continue to look after ourselves and feel refreshed throughout the teaching year. Kris makes three suggestions for how to do this, which are backed by the latest advice. These are:
finding moments away from the ticking clock.
finding a sense of connection both with ourselves and the music we teach.
finding moments of silence.
Now is a good time to ask yourself, what are you going to do to take care of yourself and keep your teaching fresh over this next year?
Kris Worsley, Principal Tutor of The Piano Teachers' Course UK
Kris Worsley is a widely published music lecturer and researcher, who leads courses in music history and analysis at the Royal Northern College of Music, amongst other places. He is one of the newest members of the Principal Tutor Team at The Piano Teachers' Course UK.