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TC216: Teaching Gamified Sight Reading with Percussionist Nathan Petitpas

by Tim Topham

In today’s episode, we unpack Nathan Petitpas’ sight-reading resource called Dots and Beams. Nathan is a percussionist, drummer, composer and music educator based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Understand how this versatile resource works and how different it is from the rest. Nathan shows us how we can use this in our lessons by putting me ... TC216: Teaching Gamified Sight Reading with Percussionist Nathan Petitpas

11/13/2020 Read more

TC198: Broadway Composer Andrew Gerle on the Art of Songwriting

by Tim Topham

In this episode, we’ll meet Broadway composer Andrew Gerle and learn about the art of songwriting, sight reading and auditioning successfully. Andrew is an award-winning composer and lyricist, music director, and author who came from a classical background. His love for theatre has brought him to work on dozens of Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional and touring ... TC198: Broadway Composer Andrew Gerle on the Art of Songwriting

07/10/2020 Read more

Your Very Own Checklist to Help Students Master Piano Sight Reading

by Tim Topham

Your students can refer to this checklist whenever they practice.

02/05/2019 Read more

How to Make Piano Sight-Reading a Fun Activity

by Roberta Wolff

Sometimes our students might find sight-reading a boring and tedious activity. It doesn't have to be that way. Expert guest writer Roberta Wolff tells us how to get our students to 'lock into sight-reading'.

06/05/2018 Read more

Piano Music for Right Hand

by Tim Topham

One of my students broke his LH thumb the other week (footy accident!), so I began researching good music for Right Hand alone. As I was doing this, I thought a few links might be useful for other teachers or students who might come to this page via a google search for the same. I ... Piano Music for Right Hand

06/01/2013 Read more

Julie Haskell answers questions on AMEB exams

by Tim Topham

A couple of weeks ago, the VMTA ran a one-day piano teachers’ conference at Piano Time in South Melbourne. I always try to get along to these events as it’s great to network with other teachers and the presenters and learn new tricks and techniques to improve my teaching practice. The most interesting session for ... Julie Haskell answers questions on AMEB exams

03/09/2012 Read more