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TC209: Christopher Oill teaches Tim composing *LIVE*

by Tim Topham

In this episode, you’ll learn a functional framework on how to teach composing with your students, including a free printable handout to walk you through the creative process. Our good friend Christopher Oill joins us to teach composing using his unique five-step compositional process. And, in this show, he runs me through the whole process ... TC209: Christopher Oill teaches Tim composing *LIVE*

09/25/2020 Read more

How to Record Live Piano on GarageBand for the iPad

by Tim Topham

Today's free download isn't to be missed.

05/14/2019 Read more

3 Different Ways Your Students Can Learn Piano Music

by Rebecca Singerman-Knight

Do you teach by rote, by ear or by reading?

05/06/2019 Read more

The One-Stop Shop for Creative Piano Teachers

by Tim Topham

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

11/06/2018 Read more

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Blog Posts

by Sean Wales

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

01/22/2018 Read more

Piano Composition: Encouraging Your Students to Write Music

by Tim Topham

Piano Composition Month It will be of little surprise to regular readers of this blog that composing, and it’s precursor activity, improvising, is high on my list of priorities for well-rounded music instruction. With much of the focus of music lessons today being on reading, performance and examinations, students whose lessons are based solely on ... Piano Composition: Encouraging Your Students to Write Music

08/02/2017 Read more
 

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How to Write Your First Piano Chord Progression: Breaking Down the Basics

by Doug Beney

Today we have a guest post which will help your students understand how to create, compose and understand a piano chord progression.  We have experienced blogger, musician and writer Doug Beney joining us. Welcome Doug!  Doug runs a blog called MIDI Lifestyle, all about technology and software in music. You can check it out here.  ... How to Write Your First Piano Chord Progression: Breaking Down the Basics

05/15/2017 Read more