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Take it Easy – The Benefits of Accessible Piano Music

by Liz Craig

Find the hidden joy in teaching accessible piano music (which just might improve retention as well!)

07/07/2020 Read more

Your Very Own Checklist to Help Students Master Piano Sight Reading

by Tim Topham

Your students can refer to this checklist whenever they practice.

02/05/2019 Read more

How to Make Piano Sight-Reading a Fun Activity

by Roberta Wolff

Sometimes our students might find sight-reading a boring and tedious activity. It doesn't have to be that way. Expert guest writer Roberta Wolff tells us how to get our students to 'lock into sight-reading'.

06/05/2018 Read more

Music Education Podcasts Creating Modern Musicians

by Tim Topham

Podcasts are quickly becoming THE go-to source for current, relevant and immediately actionable information on just about any topic. You’ve no doubt already heard about my own Tim Topham TV Podcast (actually a Vodcast to be precise as you can also watch the episodes on YouTube!). As well as creating my own show, I follow podcasts about education, business, ... Music Education Podcasts Creating Modern Musicians

08/25/2015 Read more

TTTV004: Holistic Sight Reading: How technology is revolutionising teaching with Colin Thomson

by Tim Topham

**UPDATED Dec 2016** Please note that Colin’s Sight Reading Academy, mentioned below and in the recording of this podcast is no longer available. All other aspects of our discussion around sight reading is still relevant. See below if you’d like to grab your free download.  Sight reading is one of the key skills that I ... TTTV004: Holistic Sight Reading: How technology is revolutionising teaching with Colin Thomson

04/30/2015 Read more

For Sight-Reading Music, Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect | Discovery News

by Tim Topham

I always love reading articles about sight reading, especially when they are published in peer-reviewed Psychology Journals! I believe it is a crucial skill for developing pianists and one that I can always improve my approach to by learning about what’s actually going on in the brain when doing something as complex as piano sight ... For Sight-Reading Music, Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect | Discovery News

04/18/2015 Read more
 

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Whatever you do, don’t stop! 5 Sight Reading Tips for Piano Teachers

by Tim Topham

Most students and teachers dread working on sight reading, but in the last year, my students have genuinely started to enjoy the challenge of making it a regular part of their practice. Best of all, they have started to see improvement in their reading. The practice is paying off! I attribute this to a few ... Whatever you do, don’t stop! 5 Sight Reading Tips for Piano Teachers

10/13/2013 Read more

Can Tetris help your sight-reading?

by Tim Topham

We all know that the more that students sight-read, the better they will be able to read music. However, with so many sight-reading books on the market, it’s hard to know which is the best for your studio. I’ve recently decided that for a sight-reading book to be useful, it must be: Designed to practice ... Can Tetris help your sight-reading?

05/30/2013 Read more