teaching pop
blog posts

Teach music confidently without the stress

CPTP141: Playing by Ear with Ruth Power

by Tim Topham

Playing by ear is an area of piano that can intimidate some teachers. If you’ve never done it yourself, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to teaching students these skills. On the other hand, teaching songs to students by ear is often the quickest route to getting them sounding ... CPTP141: Playing by Ear with Ruth Power

10/05/2018 Read more

7 Online Pop Music Resources You Should Be Using

by Sean Wales

Online Pop Music Resources Welcome to today’s blog post. This article is designed to show you the very best online pop music resources that you can find right here, on dev.topmusic.co. Let me show you why everything you need is on this very blog. As always, if you would like exclusive content, online courses you ... 7 Online Pop Music Resources You Should Be Using

05/17/2017 Read more

How to Write Your First Piano Chord Progression: Breaking Down the Basics

by Doug Beney

Today we have a guest post which will help your students understand how to create, compose and understand a piano chord progression.  We have experienced blogger, musician and writer Doug Beney joining us. Welcome Doug!  Doug runs a blog called MIDI Lifestyle, all about technology and software in music. You can check it out here.  ... How to Write Your First Piano Chord Progression: Breaking Down the Basics

05/15/2017 Read more

How to Build Essential Musicianship with Pop Songs Students Love

by Doug Hanvey

In your quest to help students travel the path of piano mastery, have you ever considered teaching them how to play a lead sheet? Teaching students how to play lead sheets – melody and chord symbols – of popular songs is the hot new trend in piano studios these days. It’s easy enough to find ... How to Build Essential Musicianship with Pop Songs Students Love

06/19/2015 Read more