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CPTP089 – Carol Matz on Piano Teaching and Arranging

by Tim Topham

Carol Matz is well known in the piano teaching community for her Famous and Fun series, and more recently for her Interactive Piano Method. She’s also an experienced piano teacher herself and she knows what works when it comes to great pedagogical arrangements. But Carol is also on the podcast to talk about the other ... CPTP089 – Carol Matz on Piano Teaching and Arranging

05/26/2017 Read more

TTTV068: The Importance of Harmony with Tom Donald

by Tim Topham

Through his own musicianship and teaching, Tom Donald gradually came to realise that something was missing. There was a disconnect between what students wanted to learn and what teachers were teaching. Students were also coming out of lessons without a true comprehension of how music works. By teaching harmony first, students get a much richer ... TTTV068: The Importance of Harmony with Tom Donald

11/25/2016 Read more

TTTV049: Simply Music with Neil Moore

by Tim Topham

Neil Moore didn’t follow the traditional path to piano teaching. He never read music in his own piano lessons. So when he had the opportunity to teach a visually impaired student, he wondered how he could teach him the way he learned. He started to explore teaching using patterns, and gradually developed the Simply Music ... TTTV049: Simply Music with Neil Moore

07/15/2016 Read more

Using “sus” chords to inspire beginners

by Tim Topham

No, I’m not talking about anything ‘suss’, but rather chord “suspensions”. If you’re not familiar with suspensions, or how they can be used to inspire your students from their first or second lesson, read on… I like to introduce triads in a student’s very first lesson or two and in some cases it’s the first ... Using “sus” chords to inspire beginners

01/30/2012 Read more