‘Empowering Music Teachers’ with Nick Peterson

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‘Empowering Music Teachers’ with Nick Peterson

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Guest Presenter – Nick Peterson (Australia)

Day 3 of the IRMT April Refresher course.

Sessions – Friday 24th April    Click here for Session descriptions

  • Teaching versus Educating
  • Equipping Superior Sightreading
  • Insights to Revitalise Music Teaching
  • Mastering Rhythm Reading
  • Simplifying Complex Metres

As a performer, composer and author of numerous books and resources in the field of music teaching, Nick Peterson is an inspirational music educator who draws from a wealth of knowledge gained from over 40 years of experience as a dedicated musician.


Session details:

Friday 24th April 

9:00am: ‘Teaching Versus Educating’ – was my piano tutor, a teacher or an educator? What about me?

Am I a piano teacher or a music educator? Examine diverse instructional approaches that shed light on our 

own pedagogical practices. 

10:30am Morning Tea 

11:00am ‘‘Equipping Superior Sight Reading’ – consider the notions that if we can read our 

language effortlessly, and, if music is a language, why not apply the long-established language 

reading methodologies to dramatically improve music reading? 

12.30 Lunch 

1.30pm ‘Insights to Revitalise Music Teaching.’ – discover the straightforward, appealing, yet hidden 

gems of knowledge that engage students, capture their imaginations and invite the question: “Why wasn’t I 

taught this?!” 


2.30pm ‘Mastering Rhythm Reading’ – provide piano students with the ability to effortlessly read rhythms

(even really difficult ones) perfectly and instantly, and discover how this ability can dramatically enhance all areas of musical progress. 

3:30pm Afternoon Tea 

4.00pm ‘Simplifying Complex Metres’ – a straightforward explanation of tricky time signs to make 

rhythmically vibrant piano music easily accessible to all. 

5.00pm Conclusion of ‘April Refresher’ event. 

7.00pm Dinner 


IRMT April refresher 2020 (Pdf details of all three days)

Wednesday 22nd April 

1:30 – 4.30pm  Masterclasses: Piano – Katherine Austin 

  Cello – James Tennant 

6:30pm            Dinner for those from out of town and hosts. 


Thursday 23rd April 

1:30 – 4pm Masterclass for Flute – Anthony Ferner 

                   Free day for those not attending masterclass 

7:30pm       Concert – Tennant-Austin duo 


April 24
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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