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CPTP073: 5 Reasons to Get More Creative in Your Piano Teaching in 2017

by Tim Topham

The world is changing and the old style of piano lessons often doesn’t fly anymore. We need to find ways to get more creative so we can inspire students to stick with the piano. As Tiffany, my special “piano-quitter” guest says: “You’d be surprised at how much students know where they want to go with ... CPTP073: 5 Reasons to Get More Creative in Your Piano Teaching in 2017

02/03/2017 Read more

TTTV065: Composing, Imagination and Creativity in Young Children with Lyndel Kennedy

by Tim Topham

Young kids have wonderful imaginations for storytelling. It’s a big part of how they learn about the world and widen their vocabulary. So when it comes to music, why don’t we also make use of this gift? That’s exactly what Lyndel Kennedy was thinking when she created Play-a-Story curriculums. Inspired by her daughter, her resources ... TTTV065: Composing, Imagination and Creativity in Young Children with Lyndel Kennedy

11/06/2016 Read more

Strategies for teaching improvisation to beginners

by Tim Topham

Ever wondered how to approach teaching students basic non-jazz improvisation? We know that as teachers, in order to provide our students with a holistic musical education, we should be incorporating aural, theory, sight-reading, general knowledge, composition and improvisation into our lessons on a regular basis. However for many teachers, it’s hard to know where to ... Strategies for teaching improvisation to beginners

08/01/2012 Read more