The Studio Challenge: How to brighten a young musicians day!

A webinar with Carly McDonald

Join Carly McDonald, highly regarded Australian piano pedagogue and presenter, as she introduces us to new programs that we can use in our studios to engage our students.

Come for a tour of ‘Music World Quest’ – a new challenge that she has implemented into her studio to liven up learning and infuse joy in the day for any studio instrumental teacher. If you’ve ever felt stretched to fit it all in each lesson, this challenge creates scaffolding to make it a breeze.


Students are loving the ‘choose your own adventure’ style as they explore improvisation, composition, theory, aural and performance skills. It’s even working well with students completing an exam - not just focusing on exam criteria in lessons!

Come for a deep dive into the creation of a quest. Explore designing a quest from the ground up to get excellent outcomes, highly engaged students and add a bit of joy to yours and your students day!

DATE: Thursday 10 September
TIME: 11am AEST / 10.30am ACST / 9:00am AWST
DURATION: 60 minutes
PLATFORM: Zoom (details will be sent upon registration, no login required)

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Carly McDonald is a highly regarded Australian piano pedagogue and presenter, seeking to connect teachers with creative ideas and strong business acumen. Carly established her music studio, Novar Music, in South Australia in 2005. In addition to teaching, she manages 25 teachers in 5 locations across South Australia. As author of blog Creative.Piano.Professional, Carly provides thought leadership in early music education and studio business. She is the Creative Editor of The Piano Teacher magazine, Editor of The Piano Teacher Hub Australia, Australian Ambassador for the Piano Adventures series by Randall and Nancy Faber and co-editor of the “I Want To Play That” piano series. She is passionate about working with musicians to develop a strong foundation of skills for self-expression throughout their lives.