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CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu

by Tim Topham

How do you help yourself or your students deal with performance anxiety? It’s one of the things many teachers and students go through whether it be just in front of 1 person or a whole stadium. It can really be nerve-racking! Today’s episode is all about the challenges of performance. Further, we can help our ... CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu

11/29/2019 Read more

My ten tips for how to become a viral YouTube star – Valentina Lisitsa

by Tim Topham

Like thousands of pianists and teachers out there, I’ve long been inspired by the remarkable talent and story that is Valentina Lisitsa. Valentina is a Ukranian-born pianist who struggled for years to get any kind of performance gigs despite being prodigiously talented: In 2007 the brilliant Ukrainian pianist found her career was floundering. The concert ... My ten tips for how to become a viral YouTube star – Valentina Lisitsa

03/21/2015 Read more

Behzod Abduraimov | Melbourne Recital Centre

by Tim Topham

Much as been said about 22-year-old Uzbekistan pianist Behzod Abduraimov since he came to prominence after winning grand prize at the 2009 London International Piano Competition, and so it was with great anticipation that I went to his recital at the Recital Centre on Tuesday 27 March, 2012. One thing was instantly clear: this guy ... Behzod Abduraimov | Melbourne Recital Centre

03/30/2012 Read more

James Rhodes – Etude for Left Hand

by Tim Topham

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of watching English pianist James Rhodes perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre. With a very good publicist, I’m sure just about everyone in Melbourne would have heard about him and the full-house attendance was impressive. His program was varied and delivered competently, although his playing was ... James Rhodes – Etude for Left Hand

10/28/2011 Read more

How to practice away from the piano

by Tim Topham

In an attempt to keep my teaching current and to learn from what the masters did in the past and consider how this affects modern playing and teaching, I am forever reading articles and books by noted pianists and teachers. If there is one thing that they all have in common, right back to the ... How to practice away from the piano

07/26/2011 Read more