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Where to Find Piano Sheet Music for Beginner Students

by Tim Topham

This will make your life a whole lot easier.

07/23/2019 Read more

CPTP164: Meet my Student Tim (and his dad)

by Nicola Cantan

I get questions and requests from time-to-time to hear from my students. What do they think of my creative teaching style? What’s it really like to learn from me? In this episode, you’ll hear from one of my actual students, Tim. Find out why he has 2 piano teachers and what his dad thinks about ... CPTP164: Meet my Student Tim (and his dad)

07/05/2019 Read more

CPTP163: Christopher Oill interviews ME!

by Tim Topham

This podcast episode is quite different. In fact, it’s pretty unique as Christopher Oill has asked to come on the show to interview me. In the interview, Christopher dives into what my business looks like today and how I got started. We also spoke about piano teaching trends, how to put ideas from the podcast ... CPTP163: Christopher Oill interviews ME!

06/28/2019 Read more

CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

by Tim Topham

I believe strongly in the power of teaching lead sheets in our piano lessons. Lead sheets can help students understand music better and make them more “all-rounder” pianists who can adapt to different musical contexts. On the show today, I’m sharing some of my thoughts about why we should teach lead sheet playing to our ... CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

06/21/2019 Read more

Electronic Sheet Music vs Paper: Why You Should Make the Switch

by Rob Hampton

Save on paper, save on time and save money.

06/17/2019 Read more

CPTP161: Intelligent Music Teaching with Professor Robert Duke

by Tim Topham

Bob Duke is the author of Intelligent Music Teaching, The Habits of Musicianship, and Brain Briefs. He is also the director of the Center for Music Learning and speaks regularly at conferences all over the world. I had the pleasure of watching Bob give a teaching demonstration in Adelaide a couple of years ago and ... CPTP161: Intelligent Music Teaching with Professor Robert Duke

06/14/2019 Read more
 

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CPTP160: Balancing rote repertoire and sight reading with Samantha Coates

by Tim Topham

Rote repertoire has been gaining popularity in recent years. Piano teachers are realising the value of teaching by rote alongside reading in order to teach technique and allow students (especially beginners) to explore more of the piano. Samantha Coates has created a fabulous resource that combines rote repertoire with reading to create truly holistic music ... CPTP160: Balancing rote repertoire and sight reading with Samantha Coates

05/03/2019 Read more

The Importance of Having a Structured Piano Lesson Plan

by Tim Topham

Let me help take the hassle out of piano lesson planning.

04/16/2019 Read more

How to Choose the Right Pop Song to Teach Your Students

by Tim Topham

Find out the best way to teach a pop song.

04/01/2019 Read more

Everything You Need to Know about the New AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus

by Tim Topham

How does the new syllabus differ from the old one?

12/11/2018 Read more

The New AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus – Frequently Asked Questions

by Tim Topham

AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus The AMEB – Australian Music Examinations Board – has released its brand new Series 18. For Australian piano teachers, this is very exciting! I have noticed a lot of questions coming in, especially if the new AMEB Series 18 Piano syllabus has anything to do with the Piano for Leisure ... The New AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus – Frequently Asked Questions

12/03/2018 Read more

27 Easy Chord Progressions for Your Piano Students

by Tim Topham

Here are 27 easy chord progressions to inspire your students.

11/26/2018 Read more