Carol Matz is well known in the piano teaching community for her Famous and Fun series, and more recently for her Interactive Piano Method. She’s also an experienced piano teacher herself and she knows what works when it comes to great pedagogical arrangements.
But Carol is also on the podcast to talk about the other side of arranging: how to teach arranging skills to our students.
Having this ability can connect our students to a whole variety of music styles and make them more likely to stick with their music studies. But how do we teach it? What’s the process?
Carol has step-by-step advice for us that’s going to make teaching arranging as easy as making a sandwich. Take a listen to see what I mean.
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How do you go about it? Do you use a similar method to Carol? If you don’t teach this skill, what’s holding you back?
Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.