Table of Contents Teaching Musical Patterns Powerful Patterns Helping students to feel and understand music Decoding patterns What do patterns look like? How to help students find patterns in music A Musical Vocabulary The Pattern-Based Teaching Approach Applying this approach in piano lessons A foundation in patterns makes the difference Pattern-Based Teaching Links How do ... The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Musical Patterns
Composition Kickstarters: 5 Ways to Inspire Your Students to Write Music
by Nicola Cantan
Some piano students can be a bit reluctant to compose music. Perhaps they’re nervous, or feel under pressure to come up with something amazing. So much so that they just…can’t get started. When this happens – don’t give up! These cautious composers usually just need a composition kickstarter to get the ball rolling. If you’ve ... Composition Kickstarters: 5 Ways to Inspire Your Students to Write Music
Fun First Piano Lesson: 12 Bar Blues [videos and lesson plans]
by Tim Topham
The first piano lesson of the year is a great time to do something different with your students. And I don’t mean just choosing a new piece of music. I mean scrapping the music altogether and getting off the page. It’s easier to do than you might think and kids love it. Want to know ... Fun First Piano Lesson: 12 Bar Blues [videos and lesson plans]
A One-Stop Shop for Creative Piano Teachers If you have been a follower of my work for any length of time, you’d be aware of my Inner Circle Community. It’s a place where we encourage teachers to get more creative in their education – there are hundreds of resources, supportive forums and piano teaching experts. ... The One-Stop Shop for Creative Piano Teachers
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