CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and Arranging with Phillip Keveren
by Tim Topham
Phillip Keveren has created some of my favourite arrangements for piano. All of his pieces are beautiful, pianistic and playable. As he points out in the interview, you don’t want a student doesn’t want to be working on a pop arrangement for 6 months, and his work makes these pieces students want to play accessible to ... CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and Arranging with Phillip Keveren
Top 7 Hidden Benefits of Teaching Pop Piano Music in Your Studio
by Nicola Cantan
Teaching pop piano music to your piano students isn’t just about appeasing the kids. Pop isn’t simply the cookie that they get for doing their “proper” piano practice. At least, it shouldn’t be. Including some songs from the radio in your piano teaching curriculum can do so much more for you and your students than ... Top 7 Hidden Benefits of Teaching Pop Piano Music in Your Studio
When it comes to teaching pop piano, I’ve heard it all. Teachers cite these six barriers for getting into pop teaching time and again. But today I’m going to bust these myths. I get why you might be reluctant to branch into this area. Especially if you’ve bought into any of these preconceptions about teaching ... CPTP087: Top 6 Myths of Teaching Pop Piano
TTTV068: The Importance of Harmony with Tom Donald
by Tim Topham
Through his own musicianship and teaching, Tom Donald gradually came to realise that something was missing. There was a disconnect between what students wanted to learn and what teachers were teaching. Students were also coming out of lessons without a true comprehension of how music works. By teaching harmony first, students get a much richer ... TTTV068: The Importance of Harmony with Tom Donald
Teaching Rhythm in Pop Music – How do you do it? Since launching my online training for piano teachers recently, there have been lots of questions about how to help students ‘find their groove’ in pop music and how teachers can help students with tricky rhythms. In my opinion, it’s one of the hardest things about teaching ... Teaching Rhythm in Pop Music
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