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CPTP150: Global Piano Teaching Expert Roundup 2018

by Tim Topham

This is a very special episode. For the 150th episode of the podcast, I’ve gathered together 6 expert teachers from my Inner Circle for a roundtable discussion about the future of piano teaching. We had a fantastic discussion that spanned the areas of improvisation, teaching reading, performances and much more. It was truly inspiring for me personally, ... CPTP150: Global Piano Teaching Expert Roundup 2018

12/07/2018 Read more

CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1)

by Tim Topham

It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! To celebrate we’ve put together a two part special with the best clips from the past 99 conversations about creativity, business and teaching transformations. If you follow the blog and podcast, you’ll know that creativity in piano lessons is one of my great passions. That’s why I’ve dedicated ... CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1)

08/18/2017 Read more

CPTP076: Preparing Students for their Future with Susan de Weger

by Tim Topham

It goes without saying that the world is completely different than it was in Beethoven’s time. And even Beethoven had what we would now call a portfolio career, teaching, playing and composing. So why is a performance focussed music education still the norm? Why aren’t music teachers properly preparing students for their future? Decide on your ... CPTP076: Preparing Students for their Future with Susan de Weger

02/24/2017 Read more

CPTP075: The 5 Myths of Improvisation with Bradley Sowash

by Tim Topham

Bradley is a fantastic improviser and has inspired many piano teachers to bring creativity into their piano teaching studios. Through this experience, he has found these 5 myths of improvisation stop many classically trained pianists from getting started with jazz or improv. When we allow ourselves to believe these myths, we’re closing ourselves and our ... CPTP075: The 5 Myths of Improvisation with Bradley Sowash

02/17/2017 Read more

CPTP074: Creative Teaching QnA with Tim Topham

by Tim Topham

Creative teaching is obviously something I’m extremely passionate about. I love teaching creative skills to my own students and helping teachers to do the same. Because of this reputation, piano teachers often come to me with their creative teaching questions. And the same ones come up again and again. So in today’s show, I’m answering ... CPTP074: Creative Teaching QnA with Tim Topham

02/10/2017 Read more

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
 

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TTTV064: Why Creativity Matters with Dennis Alexander

by Tim Topham

Dennis Alexander didn’t train formally as a composer. He always wanted to teach, and that’s what he studied. He stumbled upon composing a little way into his teaching career, and boy are we glad he did! Dennis’s own teacher embraced his improvisations and flare for creativity. Had he had a different teacher growing up, we might not ... TTTV064: Why Creativity Matters with Dennis Alexander

11/01/2016 Read more