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CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear

by Tim Topham

When it comes to teaching pop, sometimes the best approach is to learn it aurally. Working out a pop song by ear gives you more opportunities to teach your students theory, and creates a much more musical experience. In this episode I take you through step-by-step how you can teach your students a pop song ... CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear

10/06/2017 Read more

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

05/22/2017 Read more

CPTP087: Top 6 Myths of Teaching Pop Piano

by Tim Topham

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

05/12/2017 Read more

CPTP086: Top 5 Pop Piano Teaching Hacks with Coen Modder

by Tim Topham

Playing classical music didn’t really appeal to Coen when he was a kid – so he started forging his own path. He found his way into piano playing through pop music and now teaches his students using the vocabulary of chords as the foundation. Coen is passionate about pop piano teaching. He treats teaching music ... CPTP086: Top 5 Pop Piano Teaching Hacks with Coen Modder

05/07/2017 Read more

TTTV037: Inspire your Teaching: Inside my Inner Circle with Marie Lee

by Tim Topham

The Inner Circle is up and running, and today we’re taking a look inside through the eyes of Marie Lee. Marie is great at getting things done, one step at a time. She doesn’t let herself get overwhelmed by all the new ideas she reads about, but just picks one goal to accomplish and gets started. ... TTTV037: Inspire your Teaching: Inside my Inner Circle with Marie Lee

04/16/2016 Read more

TTTV012: Reinventing the Recital with Kristin Yost

by Tim Topham

Do you want to make your recitals more exciting? Do you wish that your piano parents looked forward to your recitals? Do you want your students to feel as confident and comfortable on stage as they do in the practice room? Well then today’s podcast episode is for you! We all want our students to ... TTTV012: Reinventing the Recital with Kristin Yost

09/06/2015 Read more
 

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Why I’m presenting at the NCKP 2015

by Tim Topham

As most of you know, I’m really excited to have been offered a presenting gig at this year’s National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, to be held in Chicago from July 21 to August 1. The line-up of presenters and workshops is awesome! I’ve been told the pre-conference sessions on the Wednesday before the conference are some of the best ... Why I’m presenting at the NCKP 2015

05/15/2015 Read more