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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

Why Mistakes Are The Best Thing Your Piano Students Can Make Today

by Tim Topham

Piano students are traditionally told not to make mistakes, but could this line of thinking be affecting their creativity?

01/29/2019 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

[Creative Piano Infographic] My Open Letter to Piano Parents

by Tim Topham

The Importance of Creativity in Piano Education Today, I would like to share with you a very special creative piano infographic that I have put together about a recent post I wrote. In April, I wrote an open letter to parents of piano students and the response has been incredibly positive. It was something I ... [Creative Piano Infographic] My Open Letter to Piano Parents

05/31/2017 Read more

Integrating Pop Piano Teaching into Your Studio

by Tim Topham

If you’ve been following my writing for any length of time, you will be aware that I’m passionate about helping students learn the music they want to learn. Part of that approach will naturally involve pop music because it’s the kind of music that 9/10 students are listening to at the moment. Students often want ... Integrating Pop Piano Teaching into Your Studio

05/01/2017 Read more

How to Teach Creatively Using a Piano Method Book

by Tim Topham

So, have you started using my No Book Beginners (NBB) Framework to help your beginner students at the piano? If not, make sure you check it out because in today’s article, I’m going to be talking about how you can continue this creative approach as you start exploring a piano method book. While there are lots of books on ... How to Teach Creatively Using a Piano Method Book

03/29/2017 Read more