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Best Selling Piano Teaching Resources of 2016 [according to our readers]

At the start of each year, I like to have a look at my Amazon account statistics to see what piano teaching resources (products and books) you have been purchasing through my links, reviews and recommendations in the last year. If you want a quick list of only the best resources for your studio, then these are ... Best Selling Piano Teaching Resources of 2016 [according to our readers]

Top 3 Most Innovative Rhythm Teaching Resources

Teaching rhythm to students can be a challenging experience. Some students just seem to get it, some students really struggle to even feel or keep a steady pulse. Some students are great at copying rhythms, others like to work it out for themselves. Some understand rhythm best when it's explained metrically, others like to think ... Top 3 Most Innovative Rhythm Teaching Resources

Free recital pieces from InsideMusicTeaching.com

As you know, I’m always on the lookout for new repertoire for my students. On a recent visit to Philip Johnston’s InsideMusicTeaching website, which is a fantastic resource for all sorts of things piano-teaching-related, I came across his new “Repertoire Browser” page where he has uploaded nine of his own piano compositions which are great ... Free recital pieces from InsideMusicTeaching.com

The Dynamic Studio – brilliant new book from Philip Johnston

“Given the extraordinary changes music teaching finds itself surrounded by, if you had the opportunity to hit “reset” on how your studio currently operates and build it again from scratch, what might your new job look like?” So asks Australian author and music teacher Philip Johnston in his new book “The Dynamic Studio“. Let’s face it, ... The Dynamic Studio – brilliant new book from Philip Johnston

How to make piano scales fun!

OK, so I know that “fun” might be the wrong word to ever describe scales, but there are some great resources available to help make scale practice infinitely more interesting. As much as it can sometimes be tempting to throw scale practice out for good and just get on with music-making for both ourselves and ... How to make piano scales fun!