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TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

by Tim Topham

Did you know that 1 in 5 people in the USA have dyslexia? So, if you’ve got 20 students, the odds are pretty high that at least four are dyslexic. Therefore, understanding dyslexia is an important tool to have. In today’s episode, Becki Laurent joins us to talk about how we can better reach our ... TC242: Understanding Dyslexia: How teaching language relates to teaching music with Becki Laurent

05/21/2021 Read more

TC234: Turning the pedagogy of music on its head with Will Baily

by Tim Topham

Will Baily turns the pedagogy of music on its head by pivoting to recreational music-making philosophies and student-led learning, from a very classical approach to teaching and it has made an incredible impact on him and his students. Our guest today, Will Baily, is a piano teacher and composer. His publications include the “Way Cool” ... TC234: Turning the pedagogy of music on its head with Will Baily

03/26/2021 Read more

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

TC204: Embracing Special Needs Teaching with Selena Pistoresi

by Tim Topham

Hear tips and get equipped for special needs teaching with Selena Pistoresi

08/21/2020 Read more

CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American Piano Technique

by Tim Topham

I sincerely doubt Randy Faber needs any introduction to most piano teachers. He is one of the creators of the extremely popular Piano Adventures method books, and regularly speaks on pedagogy and performs across the world. I’m delighted to have Randy on the podcast today to share his thoughts on piano technique. His experience working ... CPTP137: Randy Faber on a New American Piano Technique

08/31/2018 Read more

The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

by Sean Wales

Piano pedagogy has changed, adapted and evolved in so many ways over the past decade. So what does the future of piano teaching look like? Let’s take a glimpse forward and see how we can best prepare for the future of music education. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below. TECHNOLOGY We will ... The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

07/24/2017 Read more
 

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5 Piano Experts Share Their Pop Teaching Tips

by Sean Wales

The Best Ways to Teach Pop Music Welcome to May’s Expert Roundup post. I am so excited to share with you this month’s experts and their pop teaching tips and insights. For May, I asked our experts what traditional pedagogical piano teaching methods they had to throw out in order to have success teaching pop ... 5 Piano Experts Share Their Pop Teaching Tips

05/29/2017 Read more

Why teaching music reading is the wrong way to teach piano [Part 1]

by Paul Myatt

In this article, Inner Circle Expert teacher Paul Myatt will get you thinking about the order in which you are teaching music. What should come first: reading or listening/creating/singing?  As you might have guessed, there is a wealth of evidence to suggest that the best way to teach music is the same as the way we learn to speak ... Why teaching music reading is the wrong way to teach piano [Part 1]

07/11/2016 Read more

6 mistakes I made when I started teaching piano

by Tim Topham

In this post, I want to get personal and share some of the mistakes I made when I first started teaching piano. I think it’s great to share stories like this for two reasons: so that others can learn from them (and hopefully avoid them) and also so that other teachers realise that mistakes are ... 6 mistakes I made when I started teaching piano

12/11/2015 Read more

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

Improve Your Piano Teaching through Self-Assessment

by Leah Coutts

Self-assessment to Improve your Piano Teaching It’s that time of year when many of us have just received our students’ exam results and sent out progress reports to parents. Tracking student progress is definitely an important activity, but what about our progress as teachers? Is the fact that our students are returning to us next ... Improve Your Piano Teaching through Self-Assessment

12/18/2013 Read more

Using Notestar app in the piano teaching studio

by Tim Topham

Using the Notestar app in your teaching studio is a great way to motivate your teen and adult students to keep practising as it provides realistic backing tracks (including vocals) for a heap of modern pop songs. If you: – enjoy teaching students about chords but find it difficult to keep students interested when they ... Using Notestar app in the piano teaching studio

10/28/2012 Read more