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CPTP171: How to Teach Piano Songwriting with Lisa Donovan Lukas [FREE DOWNLOAD]

by Tim Topham

Have you thought about incorporating songwriting into your students’ piano lessons but just don’t know how or where to start?  Lisa Donovan Lukas, author of The Young Musician’s guide to Songwriting shares valuable lessons from her book on her process to encourage both teachers and students to use their creativity and explore songwriting. Aside from ... CPTP171: How to Teach Piano Songwriting with Lisa Donovan Lukas [FREE DOWNLOAD]

10/04/2019 Read more

From Improvisation to Composition: How to Nurture Your Students’ Creativity

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

Each week I write my student’s assignments in a plain notebook. Quite frequently, as I’m leafing through a younger child’s book, I discover a string of letters, or a scrawled drawing of a staff (number of lines variable) crowded with half notes. Some of them are proud of their “compositions”, others sheepish. But usually, when ... From Improvisation to Composition: How to Nurture Your Students’ Creativity

08/21/2017 Read more

How to Get Your Beginner Piano Students Composing Music

by Carol Matz

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 arrangements. We are super excited to have her presenting today’s guest post, all about how to ... How to Get Your Beginner Piano Students Composing Music

08/14/2017 Read more