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Oclef Podcast

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On this show, we interview experts who help children to develop their talents. These experts can be in music, arts education, sports or an academic teacher. Basically, anyone who works regularly with children or develops programs for them. On this show, we are looking to share the strategies, secrets, and processes that these experts use every day to help kids become great.

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On this show, we interview experts who help children to develop their talents. These experts can be in music, arts education, sports or an academic teacher. Basically, anyone who works regularly with children or develops programs for them. On this show, we are looking to share the strategies, secrets, and processes that these experts use every day to help kids become great.

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Love the podcasts

By kaleakao - Jun 22 2018
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Julian has a deep understanding of children’s psyche and you can tell he wants them to succeed

A long overdue conversation between music educators

By Annabel and Justin - Jun 03 2017
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Love this, it's insightful, entertaining, and I wish there was more!

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Love the podcasts

By kaleakao - Jun 22 2018
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Julian has a deep understanding of children’s psyche and you can tell he wants them to succeed

A long overdue conversation between music educators

By Annabel and Justin - Jun 03 2017
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Love this, it's insightful, entertaining, and I wish there was more!

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Oclef Podcast

Updated 19 days ago

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On this show, we interview experts who help children to develop their talents. These experts can be in music, arts education, sports or an academic teacher. Basically, anyone who works regularly with children or develops programs for them. On this show, we are looking to share the strategies, secrets, and processes that these experts use every day to help kids become great.

Rank #1: Oclef Interviews | EP28 - Irina Gorin - The Iconic Trailblazer in Piano Teaching

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She's amazing. What else is there to say about Irina? :) Check out Tales of A Musical Journey and the rest of her work here - http://www.irinagorin.com/ Enjoy! Julian

Sep 23 2018
57 mins
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Rank #2: Oclef Daily: EP67 - Inconsistency in parents

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All this week we're talking about inconsistency and how it is one of the deadly sins of learning music. Today I wanted to shift the focus to parents and how 'inconsistency' in parent behavior is a huge cause of students lack of progress. It is on teachers to educate and empower their student's parents to know that they can help. Teach them rhythm, teach them reading, teach them consistency and you'll be shocked. Reach me at julian@oclef.com Instagram www.instagram.com/oclef

Apr 20 2018
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Rank #3: Oclef Interviews | EP05: Andy Villemez - On shame, character and community in music education

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For show notes: http://oclef.com/podcast/ep05-andy-villemez-on-shame-character-development-and-community-in-music-education/

Jun 23 2017
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Rank #4: Oclef Daily: EP32 - Is 2 years old too young?

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I just got a call today asking about lessons for a 2-year-old. My response, "You mean the number after 1?"  Does anyone out there actually teach 2-year-olds music or is it more about play and discovery?

Jan 25 2018
2 mins
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Rank #5: Oclef Daily: EP10 - The mistake mindset

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Do. Reflect. Change. This episode should really help to prepare you for recitals.

Dec 07 2017
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Rank #6: Oclef Interviews | EP22: Lisa Bastien - Continuing and innovating the Bastien Methodology

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Several months ago we had Lori Bastien on the show and now I'm so excited to have Lisa on the show. I'm actually in New York for this one and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit her flat where she teaches and composes. The Bastien family is legendary in the music education space, but these days Lisa, Lori and Jane are coming out with an app and launching new books. The methodology is available on Amazon. Check it out here: http://amzn.to/2GYbw9X

Feb 09 2018
46 mins
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Rank #7: Oclef Interviews | EP26: Dr. Joel Pierson - You Suck at Piano

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Last September I came across a campaign on Kickstarter. There was a guy selling a book called "You suck at piano". It was sort of an Anti-method book full of humor and randomness. And of course, I loved it. It's the only book I've ever found to include humor in music education. All jokes aside, Joel Pierson raised $85,000 in his first effort and on today's show he launched the next book. If you're interested - we're giving away 6 books for FREE. Yes, just comment on our Instagram page this week when we post about Joel. Winners will receive their books in August after they are delivered and Joel has agreed to sign them for us! To buy Joel's Book Tap here - https://kck.st/2Ivki2M To enter into the free giveaway - www.instagram.com/oclef Reach me at julian@oclef.com

May 13 2018
26 mins
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Rank #8: Oclef Daily: EP73 - The external point of reference fail

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This is what could happen if a parent or teacher places a student's point of reference outside of themselves. Be careful with comparisons because it can spiral out of control if misplaced.  Reach me at julian@oclef.com  Follow us on instagram www.instagram.com/oclef

May 18 2018
7 mins
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Rank #9: Oclef Daily: EP28 - Reading is key

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Why does sight-reading account for such a small amount of practice and lesson time? What if sight-reading was more than 50% of the time early on for piano education? Growth and development would be slow in the beginning, but it could be 100x the rate of development in later years simply because the students could be more efficient, learn faster and expose their minds to more music. 

Jan 18 2018
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Rank #10: Oclef Interviews | EP07: Ryan Greene - In search of a more sound music education curriculum

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For show notes: http://oclef.com/podcast/ep07-ryan-greene-in-search-of-a-more-sound-music-education-curriculum/

Jul 07 2017
57 mins
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Rank #11: Oclef Q&A EP010 - How do I improve my sight reading?

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Great question!   The standard answer would be for you to practice lower level pieces (i.e. level 3 if you’re level 5). And do that every day for about 15 minutes. It will improve as long as you’re consistent and patient.   Try Rhythm books really help if you have a deficiency in rhythmic reading and patterns. I’m the video I’ve showed you an example of one and how to use it.    Let me know if you have any additional questions.   Good luck!   The tortoise always wins, Julian

Sep 11 2018
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Rank #12: Oclef Daily: EP44 - Mr. Julian said...

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We all have a few of them. Stubborn kids. I was one of them! The trouble is for those who practice, their parents are trained to help and disciplined about practice - the very last step is collaboration. Sometimes it doesn't happen because the student thinks they know more than their parent. And they probably do on most things, but not so often on practice strategies. Anyway, I think I've solved this issue with the following phrase, "Mr. Julian said..." Try it and let me know.

Feb 08 2018
2 mins
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Rank #13: Oclef Daily: EP24 - Learn an instrument in 2018

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After questions on practicing and pieces, this is the most common parent question. "Is it too late for me to learn piano?"

Jan 13 2018
2 mins
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Rank #14: Oclef Daily: EP16 - Q&A on Talent in Music

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I answer a few call-in questions from listeners. Would love to hear your call-ins. Reach us at anchor.fm/education

Dec 18 2017
6 mins
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Rank #15: Oclef Daily: EP77 - Let progress reveal itself as independence

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Progress We all want it. But should it be shown to parents as a sign of things going well? I used to think so, but I've gotten to the point now where I see progress as something that reveals itself. The whole music education infrastructure points to levels and method book with numbers. And everyone means well. But progress becomes obvious when it's actually happening. We don't need levels. Anyway, most exams test performance and not comprehension.  Getting parents involved to the point where they see the small wins every day has been the solution to the progress trap that most piano teachers fall into (I used to be one of them). Listen to this! The parents are telling me their child is progressing.  Not the book. Not me showing them. And no standardized test is showing it. I repeat. The parent is telling me they see their child progressing. So what's the big secret? Get them SO involved by empowering them as coaches and their child that they don't need me. What? Yeah. I am getting rid of myself as the "teacher" as fast as I can. The less I teach, the better the teacher I believe I am. I see myself as the guide who's telling them what's on the path ahead. What to watch out for. How to solve that problem when they face it. Why that will happen. How it may happen. And what the clues will look like when it's happening.  Independence.  That's what the Oclef method is really about.  Independence to go learn any piece you want with your child once they're ready.  How will you know? Well because they've completed 17 pieces on triplets and 12 pieces on 3/8 meter and 4 pieces on left hand extended rotation. And now they're ready for Fur Elise for real. No teacher needed (seriously). The new generation of parents are here and they are busy, but they want to be involved. Really. They just don't know how to get involved in piano education. It seems so hard. But it's not. And any confident teacher knows that their best students have always been the ones who almost "taught themselves". Maybe they got stuck here or there. But the parents are in the lesson, taking notes to apply at home or the child is highly motivated and mature. So why don't we design a system where that happens naturally? We are! It's going to be called Oclef PRO and it'll accompany the Oclef Method. This new software will be the best tool for teachers or schools who want to create their own methodology.  Yes. You can have your own method! It'll allow you to expand your reach as a teacher or school to more people than just the local ones in your area. With the ability for teachers to do peer-to-peer video streaming, build a public or private teaching video library and have all your students custom learning programs in one place.  Why can't a school in Kansas use their method to teach parents and students in California?  We're making it happen. Stay tuned for more.  The tortoise always wins, Julian  

Jul 28 2018
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Rank #16: Oclef Q&A: EP002 - Where do pianists look when they play?

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This question comes from Ngachanyo Shimray and I just love it. It's an important topic in piano education, but almost never talked about after intermediate/advanced education.  If you have a question and want to be on the show, reach me here: julian@oclef.com and visit our instagram to see all the fun that our community is having: www.instagram.com/oclef

Apr 27 2018
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Rank #17: Oclef Daily: EP19 - #1 way to help your kid

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This is a big one. It's the most important podcast you can ever listen to if you have a child learning piano. This is the secret to ending all fights to practice. It just may not be what you want to hear.

Dec 21 2017
5 mins
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Rank #18: Oclef Daily: EP40 - Training independent thinking

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This is a big one. Blindly following someone or copying what they do is never a good thing. As professionals, we all know the value of independent thinking. But how did we get that way? I think it starts from childhood. Everyone has a responsibility to develop this skill in children - Educators, Parents, Administrators, and EdTech.

Feb 04 2018
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Rank #19: Oclef Daily: EP23 - Reflection after meeting with Lisa Bastien

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I just had a great meeting and podcast chat with Lisa Bastien. Will be published later this month.

Jan 12 2018
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Rank #20: Oclef Interviews | EP21: David Asher Brown - A talk with the Founder of PianoCub on music education

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Really enjoyed the chance to catch up with a friend from college, David Asher Brown. He's improving a variety of music education challenges at the moment, including online music education videos and curriculum with his company - www.PianoCub.com. Listen to this interview episode. 

Jan 29 2018
41 mins
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