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New Course: A Complete Guide to Digital Music Notation

by Fraser Myers

Have your students print out a score of their very own compositions.

02/13/2019 Read more

What’s Coming Up in 2019 for Creative Piano Teachers?

by Tim Topham

Take a look at our plans for creative piano teachers in 2019.

01/04/2019 Read more

How to Conquer and Make Complete Sense of Piano Finger Numbers

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

Piano finger numbers. How many times have you watched your students twist their fingers around in amazingly weird ways to attempt to reach the notes they desire to play? Especially when learning written music, why is it so difficult for us to find the simplest way to get from A to B – or is ... How to Conquer and Make Complete Sense of Piano Finger Numbers

02/26/2018 Read more

[Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

by Sean Wales

Former Students on Composition Today’s post provides you with a student perspective on learning chords and composition. Adrian and Jackson are two of Tim’s former students. They will share with you their experiences on piano composition, and why it transformed their musical education. There are a series of videos below, touching on teaching chords, incorporating ... [Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

08/28/2017 Read more

From Improvisation to Composition: How to Nurture Your Students’ Creativity

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

Each week I write my student’s assignments in a plain notebook. Quite frequently, as I’m leafing through a younger child’s book, I discover a string of letters, or a scrawled drawing of a staff (number of lines variable) crowded with half notes. Some of them are proud of their “compositions”, others sheepish. But usually, when ... From Improvisation to Composition: How to Nurture Your Students’ Creativity

08/21/2017 Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Composition in the DAW

by Doug Beney

Computerizing Piano Composition Computerizing the piano composition process may seem daunting if you’ve never played anything but acoustic pianos. However, the early stages of combining music and computers came about using keyboard instruments, so you’re already accomplished with the primary interface. That said, those early stages were nearly 40 years ago and much has evolved ... A Beginner’s Guide to Piano Composition in the DAW

08/16/2017 Read more
 

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10 Ways to Use YouTube in Your Piano Studio

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

Are you ready to give up teaching piano? Well, YouTube provides millions of free piano tutorials and lessons for your students. How can you compete with that? So don’t worry: your students won’t miss you! Case in point: right now I’m sitting in one of my studios in a local music store. Just a few ... 10 Ways to Use YouTube in Your Piano Studio

07/17/2017 Read more

How Music Learning Theory Gives Meaning To What We Teach

by Andy Mullen

  Well-meaning piano teachers sit students down at the piano, and immediately take out the method book, and show their student, for example, where middle C is on the staff, and where it is on the piano…They begin with the eye, and with reading, with little, if any, attention to a student’s audiation. If we instead ... How Music Learning Theory Gives Meaning To What We Teach

07/27/2016 Read more