MARY POPPINS’ BAG

CUSTOMISE MENTORING

Mary Poppins is an amazing character and as a child I fell in love with the film and was always incredibly curious about what else she had in her bag. What else would we discover? It was always everything you ever wanted and right when you need it the most. 

My customised mentoring is designed for you to pull exciting, challenging and engaging ideas out of your bag in anyplace and at anytime! We’ll focus on your specific needs, styles and goals creating an individualised plan that you can apply in all your teaching settings.

Let’s pack your bag together!

Over the years I have developed and collected a metaphorical bag full of music games and ideas designed to spark creativity and imagination for my students and I want to share them with you whilst helping develop your own.

As teachers we know that our work constantly tests us, we have to navigate complex situations whilst staying up-to-date on the latest educational research. It can be overwhelming!

If you are reading this page you may well be looking for some help or guidance, searching for something new or perhaps you want to deepen your knowledge and understanding as a teacher. 

Well, making this observation is already a fantastic start! My customised mentoring options are designed to suit everybody no matter if you are a new teacher looking for ideas or an experienced educator dealing with specific niche problems 

Let’s customise your journey

OPTION 1 – JOLLY HOLIDAY

Oh, It’s a jolly holiday with Mary
Mary makes your heart so light
When the day is grey and ordinary
Mary makes the sun shine bright

A Jolly Holiday is designed for new teachers working specifically in early years music or music education

This is the right plan for you if;

  • you want clarification on some of the elements you are already using in your classes;
  • you wish to develop new, bold and creative ideas.
  • you want to know how to build the steps towards a more powerful and engaging music lesson.
How much does “Jolly holiday” cost?

This mentoring costs £160 and will include 4×60 min one to one sessions with me either online or in person at my studio in Islington.

We will focus on topics specific to your needs to give you the tools to build a solid foundation based on your teaching style.

Before we begin I will ask you to complete a form where you can tell me about your work, your passions and goals

All our work together will be recorded and available for your own personal records.

OPTION 2 – SPOONFUL OF SUGAR

“In every job that must be done
There is an element of fun
You find the fun and snap!
The job’s a gameAnd every task you undertake
Becomes a piece of cake”

Spoonfull of Sugar is designed for experienced teachers in early years music and music education who are looking for new and creative ideas to add to their existing repertoire

This is the right plan for you if;

  • your classes are already going pretty well although you are searching for something new
  • you want to work on extra musical skills e.g language, motor skills, social skills 
  • there is a specific area or topic that you wish to discuss
  • you want advice on a project you are already working on.
How much does “Spoonful of sugar” cost?

This plan costs £90 and includes a free 20 min consultation followed by 2 customised 60 min sessions. 

There are options to continue beyond the 2 planned sessions and a discount will be offered for anyone wishing to do so. 

Before we begin I will ask you to complete a form where you can tell me about your work, your passions and goals

All our work together will be recorded and available for your own personal records.

OPTION 3 – FLY A KITE

“Let’s go fly a kite
Up to the highest height!
Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring
Up through the atmosphere
Up where the air is clear
Oh, let’s go fly a kite!”

This option is for more experienced teachers or educators who have specific niche questions or want detailed support on a particular subject or area

This is the right plan for you if;

  • You feel confident in your role but are tired of doing the same old activities;
  • you have a specific case/situation that needs special attention;
  • Your areas of expertise lie outside music education
  • you are looking for an expert opinion on a new important project
How much does “fly a kite” cost?

Fly a Kite mentoring costs £95 and includes a free 20 min consultancy as well as 2 x 60 min sessions

There are options to continue beyond the 2 planned sessions and a discount will be offered for anyone wishing to do so. 

Before we begin I will ask you to complete a form where you can tell me about your work, your passions and goals

All our work together will be recorded and available for your own personal records.

WHY CHOOSE MARY POPPINs’ BAG?

You are looking for support to achieve your goals as a music teacher or music therapist.

You’re searching for help dealing with difficult moments in your class.

You’re interested in seeking new solutions to work with troublesome and problematic students.

You’re not alone, I have been there before and it doesn’t have to be like this!

Being a music teacher is a wonderful job and what we do is really important! It’s time to focus and get ready to introduce a change in your everyday teaching life.

What can you find inside my Mary Poppins’ bag?

I will provide you with theoretical and practical solutions you can apply in your classes, sharing new activities and music games with you as well as designing a personalised plan based on your ideas and driven by your passion.

All Mary Poppins’ bag options include:
  • Support in case of difficulties, challenges and doubts that may arise working in education and therapy;
  • Preparation of intervention plans in case of one-to-one or group music sessions in nurseries, primary and secondary schools;
  • Preparation of intervention plans of one-to-one or group music therapy sessions with children and adolescent (specifically in case of Autism and Deafness);
  • Personalised activities involving music, movement, body music, improvisation, use of instruments and new technologies;
  • Supervision through videos;
  • Audio and video resources.

Don’t hesitate any longer. Get in contact and let’s find the plan for you

REVIEWS

“Tiziana is a great professional and a wonderful person! Her Skype sessions were fundamental to my work! Precise ideas, suggestions for many games and activities, clear explanations with the addition of video and descriptions, have allowed me to easily use the music in my workshops by offering different stimuli for each type of audience and age!”

Lucilla – Art therapist

“I met Tiziana on the occasion of her workshop “From Body Music to Soundpainting”, held in Milan. I was immediately struck by her enthusiastic, dynamic and multimodal approach to leading the group in diversified and engaging musical activities. I therefore decided to rely on her for a tailor-made online mentoring path: together we have developed inclusive activities that combine teaching English with body percussion, the use of the ukulele and the composition of songs with it, to involve my pupils aged 6 to 10 more effectively and creatively in learning a foreign language. Tiziana was an attentive and enthusiastic mentor who made her multiple and varied experience as a music teacher and researcher available to her, reinforcing it with her knowledge of the context in which the English language is the mother tongue.”

Debora Carlomagno – English teacher of primary school in Italy

“We have entirely positive feedback from the workshop with Tiziana! The fantastic thing from the quartet’s point of view was that whilst we learnt a huge amount about how to work with deaf children specifically – a lot of what was discussed could easily be applied to communication skills in wider contexts; working in a participatory workshop, university classes or speaking to concert audiences. Tiziana was also very interested in knowing about our own workshop practice and provides very useful feedback on how to adapt this to the needs of deaf children.”

Ligeti quartet – mentoring about music for deaf students

Tiziana is a great teacher! I had the opportunity to follow her in circular music retreats in northern Italy and it has always been engaging and stimulating. I then viewed her work during a special training for music educators where I could learn and experience a lot. A great tutor. Thanks!!

Mauro Faccioli- music educator, music therapist and drum circle facilitator