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A Fresh Look at the Intersection Between Piano Technique and Musical Expression

by Edna Golandsky

How to craft better musical expression with piano technique

11/19/2021 Read more

TC194: Hone Piano Technique at tonebase, the Masterclass.com for Music Teachers with Ben Laude

by Tim Topham

Today we'll explore learning piano technique at tonebase from the top musical minds.

06/12/2020 Read more

Quick Wins for Teaching Advanced Piano Technique

by Tim Topham

Get quick tips on how to teach advanced piano technique.

01/14/2020 Read more

CPTP177: Are You Fit 4 Piano? Rae de Lisle Unpacks her Interactive Technique Book

by Tim Topham

What approach do you use when teaching technique to your students? Are you familiar with the techniques you should teach? My guest today, Rae de Lisle, is the author of Fit 4 Piano eBook, Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Auckland, and one of New Zealand’s foremost piano pedagogues. Her teaching has produced ... CPTP177: Are You Fit 4 Piano? Rae de Lisle Unpacks her Interactive Technique Book

11/15/2019 Read more

How to Teach Piano Technique (Why It’s More Than Merely Teaching Curved Fingers)

by Tim Topham

Go beyond the basics to explore teaching excellent piano technique I’ve long been fascinated with the idea of “piano technique,” and most notably, what is the right way to teach it? Despite reading lots of books and reading hundreds of articles, watching masterclasses, and having my own lessons with master teachers, I’m no closer to ... How to Teach Piano Technique (Why It’s More Than Merely Teaching Curved Fingers)

10/24/2019 Read more

CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American Piano Technique

by Tim Topham

I sincerely doubt Randy Faber needs any introduction to most piano teachers. He is one of the creators of the extremely popular Piano Adventures method books, and regularly speaks on pedagogy and performs across the world. I’m delighted to have Randy on the podcast today to share his thoughts on piano technique. His experience working ... CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American Piano Technique

08/31/2018 Read more
 

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Soundbrenner Silent Vibrating Metronome

by Tim Topham

A Vibrating, Silent Metronome? If you have trouble getting students to use a metronome in their practice, then this new piece of music technology might be just the answer. Many of us struggle to help our students feel and understand beat, pulse and rhythm and so I’m always on the lookout for ways that we ... Soundbrenner Silent Vibrating Metronome

04/17/2017 Read more

TTTV070: Avoiding Pianistic Injury with Dr Bronwen Ackermann

by Tim Topham

How much importance do you place on technique in your studio? Chances are if you’ve experienced a pianistic injury yourself you consider your technique teaching very carefully. It can be hard to undo bad habits we get into through years of study. Playing an instrument is a physical task, but we don’t often think about ... TTTV070: Avoiding Pianistic Injury with Dr Bronwen Ackermann

12/09/2016 Read more

TTTV010: Graham Fitch on Teaching Practising

by Tim Topham

Teaching our students how to practice is one of the most important things we can teach them. After all, students only spend 30 – 6o minutes a week with us, that’s only about 1% of their week! So we’re really leaving most of our student’s progress up to them. But how do we know what’s ... TTTV010: Graham Fitch on Teaching Practising

08/17/2015 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

The age old question…how do we make piano scales fun and relevant?

by Nicola Cantan

Introduction “Ok, let’s start with some scales.” *Cue student’s eyelid’s drooping*. We all know we’re supposed to teach our piano students their scales, but it can quickly turn into a battle of wills. I never want to tell my students to “eat their vegetables”, so how do I make those vegetables look like candy? It’s not ... The age old question…how do we make piano scales fun and relevant?

04/28/2015 Read more

TTTV003: What does a healthy piano technique mean to me? [Panel Discussion]

by Tim Topham

A group chat with three people from around Australia and USA, this podcast delves into people’spersonal experience with piano technique and in particular, how the Taubman approach can be so important in developing an effortless, comfortable approach to piano technique. My guests today are: Annie Buettner-Moore – Piano/Sax performer and teacher from Perth, WA Leo ... TTTV003: What does a healthy piano technique mean to me? [Panel Discussion]

04/12/2015 Read more