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How Bach Would Teach Piano Lead Sheets

Harmony forms the base of composing and improvising.

9 Reasons why Playing Lead Sheets is Essential for Piano Students

Piano lead sheets are a great tool to create all-round musicians.

When ‘New’ Isn’t Always Better – Creative Piano’s Proper Place

How to combine the traditional with the creative mind.

How Forrest Kinney’s New Series Will Help Your Students [Product Review]

Exam Express I was 14 years’ old when I passed my ABRSM Grade 8 exam. I was not a prodigy nor exceptionally talented. I was an average young pianist who worked fairly hard and had been put on a diet of “exam….festival…repeat” since the age of four. I could not play Happy Birthday. I could ... How Forrest Kinney’s New Series Will Help Your Students [Product Review]

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

Our Most Read Articles During 2017, we published a lot of posts on the blog – you would be forgiven for missing a few. So, we have made things easy with today’s blog article. We have put together the posts that our community read the most. These are blog posts that were published in 2017 ... 2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

2017 in Review: Webinars, Courses and More

Let’s keep looking back at 2017 in our review series. Today, we take a look at the free piano webinars we ran during the year. If you missed out on one, you can still catch a webinar replay by registering. Head to this page to find out how. Also, why not catch up on our ... 2017 in Review: Webinars, Courses and More

 

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2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music

It’s that time of the year – December is upon us and everyone is looking forward to a break. Piano teachers, you’ve deserved it! All those countless hours of teaching, planning, personal development and even travelling and it’s almost time to switch off for a few weeks. To celebrate an amazing year here on dev.topmusic.co, ... 2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music

8 Simple Steps to Create a Group Piano Composition

Before we wrap up our piano composition month and head into September’s theme of group teaching, why not combine the two topics? We are so privileged to welcome guest writer Wendy Brentnall-Wood to show us exactly how you can organise a group piano composition.  Wendy is a music teacher and examiner, a published author and ... 8 Simple Steps to Create a Group Piano Composition

[Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

Former Students on Composition Today’s post provides you with a student perspective on learning chords and composition. Adrian and Jackson are two of Tim’s former students. They will share with you their experiences on piano composition, and why it transformed their musical education. There are a series of videos below, touching on teaching chords, incorporating ... [Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

The Power of 4 Chord Composing

Introduction All month we have explored the importance of composition in the piano studio. Now, I am excited to share with you an online course which I have been spending heaps of time creating over the past months. It’s called my 4 Chord Composing course. The following post will explain why teaching chords and composition is so ... The Power of 4 Chord Composing

TTTV072: Top 7 Most Powerful Creative Piano Teaching Episodes

So much creative piano teaching innovation has happened this year on dev.topmusic.co, and there’s heaps of exciting things coming up in 2017. Today on the show I’m giving you a sneak peek into what’s coming up. We’re also taking a walk down memory lane with my top 7 podcast episodes from the past here. More ... TTTV072: Top 7 Most Powerful Creative Piano Teaching Episodes