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TC233: How TopMusicPro transformed my online piano lessons with Kara Hess

by Tim Topham

You can transform into the piano teacher you’ve always wanted to be – full of confidence and armed with knowledge from experts in the field – just like what Kara Hess, one of our TopMusic Pro members, did.  In this episode, I’ve invited Kara who wrote a beautiful email to us about the transitions and ... TC233: How TopMusicPro transformed my online piano lessons with Kara Hess

03/19/2021 Read more

TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

by Tim Topham

  I can’t believe it’s been five years since we started this community and it’s been such an amazing journey that we’ve all enjoyed. In today’s birthday special solo episode, we’re going to unpack our journey – the genesis of the community, what’s been happening in the membership, and what you can look forward to ... TC232: TopMusicPro 5 Year Birthday Special

03/12/2021 Read more

Essential Lead Sheet Patterns

by Ruby Rose Cruz

Essential Lead Sheet Patterns Get your free download.

06/23/2020 Read more

Free Pop Lead Sheets and Chord Charts with Forrest Kinney

by Ruby Rose Cruz

Free Pop Lead Sheets and Chord Charts with Forrest Kinney!

04/18/2020 Read more

Teach Christmas Carols with No Book Lead Sheets

by Tim Topham

Inspire your students this Christmas with carols.

11/14/2019 Read more

How to Create a Piano Lead Sheet from Any Song

by Tim Topham

Get inspired with piano lead sheets!

10/01/2019 Read more
 

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CPTP164: Meet my Student Tim (and his dad)

by Nicola Cantan

I get questions and requests from time-to-time to hear from my students. What do they think of my creative teaching style? What’s it really like to learn from me? In this episode, you’ll hear from one of my actual students, Tim. Find out why he has 2 piano teachers and what his dad thinks about ... CPTP164: Meet my Student Tim (and his dad)

07/05/2019 Read more

CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

by Tim Topham

I believe strongly in the power of teaching lead sheets in our piano lessons. Lead sheets can help students understand music better and make them more “all-rounder” pianists who can adapt to different musical contexts. On the show today, I’m sharing some of my thoughts about why we should teach lead sheet playing to our ... CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

06/21/2019 Read more

How to Choose the Right Pop Song to Teach Your Students

by Tim Topham

Find out the best way to teach a pop song.

04/01/2019 Read more

How Bach Would Teach Piano Lead Sheets

by Forrest Kinney

Harmony forms the base of composing and improvising.

08/22/2018 Read more

9 Reasons why Playing Lead Sheets is Essential for Piano Students

by Tim Topham

Piano lead sheets are a great tool to create all-round musicians.

08/15/2018 Read more

What’s the Difference Between a Chord Chart and a Lead Sheet?

by Tim Topham

Lead Sheets have a notated melody line with chord symbols written above and may include words if it’s a song. Chord Charts simply show chord symbols with no notation. If the chord chart is referencing a pop song, it will generally include lyrics as well. In both cases, it’s up to the pianist to provide the left ... What’s the Difference Between a Chord Chart and a Lead Sheet?

02/20/2017 Read more