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CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen

by Tim Topham

  Ear training can be dull. But it definitely doesn’t have to be. Kirstin Jensen is here to tell us about some super fun and effective aural activities you can do with your students in just a few minutes of lesson time. These ideas will even get your youngest most wiggly students excited to work ... CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen

10/13/2017 Read more

The Best Aural Piano Activities for Absolute Beginner Piano Students

by Nicola Cantan

Forget about cadences, inversions and singing “here comes the bride” to remind about intervals. Today we’re talking about aural piano activities you can do right from the word go. These aural piano activities are not only great for your new students’ ears. They also serve as wonderful brain breaks or off-the-bench time. These ideas all ... The Best Aural Piano Activities for Absolute Beginner Piano Students

10/09/2017 Read more

CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear

by Tim Topham

When it comes to teaching pop, sometimes the best approach is to learn it aurally. Working out a pop song by ear gives you more opportunities to teach your students theory, and creates a much more musical experience. In this episode I take you through step-by-step how you can teach your students a pop song ... CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear

10/06/2017 Read more

CPTP079: Rote Teaching with Amy Greer

by Tim Topham

Rote teaching got a bad rap for a while. But piano teachers are starting to realise the value of teaching pieces by rote and incorporate this puzzle piece into their teaching. Teaching rote pieces alongside reading pieces provides so many benefits. Kids who learn pieces this way are better at finding patterns, using their ears and ... CPTP079: Rote Teaching with Amy Greer

03/17/2017 Read more