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CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff

What approach do you use in teaching your students, especially beginners? My guest on this podcast episode, Marvin Blickenstaff, is one of the most well-known and well-loved teachers in the US. He is a teacher, lecturer, performer and publisher with numerous honours and awards under his belt. His extensive background in piano as well as ... CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff

CPTP160: Balancing rote repertoire and sight reading with Samantha Coates

Rote repertoire has been gaining popularity in recent years. Piano teachers are realising the value of teaching by rote alongside reading in order to teach technique and allow students (especially beginners) to explore more of the piano. Samantha Coates has created a fabulous resource that combines rote repertoire with reading to create truly holistic music ... CPTP160: Balancing rote repertoire and sight reading with Samantha Coates

A Holistic Approach to Reading Music

An expert guest post from Musical U’s Andrew Bishko looking at reading music.  Reading Music How did you learn to talk? What, no book?! Yet all too often, music education starts with reading music rather than playing music. And speaking of reading, how did you learn to read? Simply by looking at letters on a page? ... A Holistic Approach to Reading Music