As teachers return to work and lockdown comes to a close, our Break the Isolation webinar series has also wrapped up for now. Thanks to all those who joined us!
You can catch up on all episodes on YouTube or Facebook. Below are links to each episode, along with other resources that you might find useful.
Ep 13. Tax for Teachers with Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas of Jeffrey Thomas & Partners discusses some tax tips and tricks for music teachers who have been working from home or on JobKeeper. He also provides answers to your questions in an audience Q&A. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Slideshow from the presentation (including answers to your questions submitted in advance)
Ep. 12. Musical Theatre in a Changing World with George Torbay
Ep. 11. Keeping Indigenous Language Alive through Song with Candace Kruger
In this episode, we hear from Candace Kruger, Yugambeh songwoman, about her important work in preserving Indigenous language through her research, and as the founder and director of the Yugambeh Youth Choir. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Ep 10. Music Theory - Getting Started with AMEB Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums
Andrew Raiskums, Theory Specialist at AMEB, walks through the content of our Online Theory Courses. This episode also includes a step-by-step guide to enrolling and accessing your online course. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Ep 9. Music In Times of Crisis with Benjamin Northey
Ep 8. Music Theory Q&A with AMEB Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums
AMEB Music Theory Specialist Andrew Raiskums answers your questions about music theory! In this episode, Andrew covers why music theory is important for all musicians to learn, and provides plenty of handy tricks and tips for those preparing for an exam. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
- AMEB Online Theory of Music Courses
- AMEB Theory Written & Online exam information
- Changes to set works for Theory of Music & Musicianship Grades 5 and 6
- Rockschool Popular Music Theory
- AMEB Theory of Music Integrated Course & Workbook written by Andrew Raiskums
Ep 7. Teaching Contemporary Guitar Online with Alyson Locke
In this episode of Break the Isolation, Alyson Locke shares her tips for teaching contemporary guitar online during COVID-19 physical distancing restrictions. Alyson Locke is the Chief Examiner or our contemporary music syllabus AMEB Rockschool and an instrumental teacher at the Morton Bay Colleges in Brisbane. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Ep 6. Wellbeing and Connection During Social Isolation with Greta Bradman
Australian soprano, radio presenter and psychologist Greta Bradman shares her expert advice about how we can look after our mental health, wellness and stay connected as we physically isolate. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
- Reasons to be Cheerful - Instagram page filled with positive news
- Smiling Mind
- Buddhifi - meditation done differently
- Waking Up with Sam Harris
- Arts Wellbeing Collective
Ep 5. Teaching Speech & Drama with Vicki Clancy
Just what is speech and drama and how can it be taught online? We spoke to experienced teacher and Chief Examiner of Speech and Drama for AMEB (NSW), Vicki Clancy about this and more in today's episode. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Ep 4. Ensemble Teaching Online with Ingrid Martin
Ingrid Martin of Conducting Artistry teaches some creative ways to keep ensembles learning in an online environment. Access the free course and PDF mentioned in the webinar via Conducting Artistry. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Ep 3. Strategies for Teaching Online with Yvonne Moore, Tim Moxey and Brendan Collins
In this episode, Yvonne Moore (strings), Tim Moxey (singing) and Brendan Collins (brass) joined AMEB’s Steven Hodgson to discuss strategies they use to teach online. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.
Ep 2. Teaching Online - Getting Started with Emily Laney
Emily Laney has been teaching piano online for the last 3 years. In this episode, she shares her tips about setting up and preparing to start online teaching. Watch this episode on YouTube or Facebook.