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CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard Ensembles with Susan Ogilvy

by Tim Topham

For piano students, working in keyboard ensembles is fantastic for so many reasons. They teach kids about rhythm, phrasing, working as a team, and so much more. When you’re playing with another musician – you have to actually listen. This is so valuable for young pianists and such a rare opportunity. All young pianists should be ... CPTP106: The Power of Keyboard Ensembles with Susan Ogilvy

09/29/2017 Read more

CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez

by Tim Topham

Debra Perez has helped teachers around the world to make the switch to a group teaching studio. She knows all the ins and outs of parent education, marketing and the best set up for your group piano lessons. Listen to this episode and you’ll learn why changing to a group teaching studio is getting such ... CPTP105: Building a Group Teaching Studio with Debra Perez

09/22/2017 Read more

CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching

by Tim Topham

When Mayron Cole started teaching piano in groups, no one was doing it. She made up her own activities, learnt as she went, and gradually created her own curriculum which is now used in piano studios all over the world. Mayron is here today to share her wisdom from 38 years of group teaching. From ... CPTP103: A Chat with Mayron Cole, Pioneer of Group Teaching

09/08/2017 Read more

Essential resources for planning your piano workshop activities

by Marie Lee

I’m so glad that Inner Circle member Marie Lee (who you saw on TTTV Podcast Episode 37) has been able to write a blog article this week, continuing the theme of Summer Camps and planning your Piano Workshop Activities. In this article Marie tell it how it is: if you’re not providing summer camp/workshop options, you may need a new prescription!  ... Essential resources for planning your piano workshop activities

05/03/2016 Read more

TTTV033: How group lessons can transform your studio with Paul Myatt & Gillian Erskine

by Tim Topham

  It’s group piano month at dev.topmusic.co, and we’re kicking off with Paul Myatt and Gillian Erskine. Paul & Gillian run thriving group based piano academies, Forte Schools of Music. They believe that teaching piano in group lessons is not only a quality option, but the best option for creating well-rounded musicians. Both Paul & Gillian ... TTTV033: How group lessons can transform your studio with Paul Myatt & Gillian Erskine

03/04/2016 Read more

5 Secret Ingredients to Successful Group Piano Teaching

by Paul Myatt

I’m often asked about tips for group piano teaching, so I decided to enlist the help of my good friend and group piano expert, Paul Myatt, to share his wisdom of years of highly-successful group teaching. Just wait till you read what Paul has to say about the financial benefits of group piano teaching! Paul is ... 5 Secret Ingredients to Successful Group Piano Teaching

11/05/2015 Read more