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TTTV022: Become a Piano Maestro with Becki Laurent

by Tim Topham

Have you heard about Piano Maestro? No?! Well it’s time we changed that! If you’re a piano teacher, Piano Maestro is free for you and all your students. Completely free. So there’s no reason not to jump in! Piano Maestro is an incredible iPad app for  sight reading. The music scrolls across the screen, and it ... TTTV022: Become a Piano Maestro with Becki Laurent

11/30/2015 Read more

TTTV018: Everything But The Pieces (Part 1) with Sam Coates: Sight Reading & Aural Tests

by Tim Topham

In the third podcast of the exam series, I’m joined by Sam Coates to discuss everything but the pieces. Sam Coates is the author of the ‘BlitzBooks‘ series which blitz through sight reading & theory, and I’m so excited to have her share her tips and tricks for teaching sight reading and aural skills. Sight reading & aural ... TTTV018: Everything But The Pieces (Part 1) with Sam Coates: Sight Reading & Aural Tests

11/01/2015 Read more

Can Tetris help your sight-reading?

by Tim Topham

We all know that the more that students sight-read, the better they will be able to read music. However, with so many sight-reading books on the market, it’s hard to know which is the best for your studio. I’ve recently decided that for a sight-reading book to be useful, it must be: Designed to practice ... Can Tetris help your sight-reading?

05/30/2013 Read more

40 pieces “Coffee Card” and where to find more repertoire

by Tim Topham

As you already know, I’m a huge advocate for having my students learn as many pieces as possible each year, with a studio benchmark of 40 pieces for all students. In fact, I have no hesitation in saying that playing LOTS of repertoire is probably the most crucial element in a music student’s development and I’m ... 40 pieces “Coffee Card” and where to find more repertoire

03/22/2013 Read more