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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

Your Very Own Checklist to Help Students Master Piano Sight Reading

Your students can refer to this checklist whenever they practice.

How to Make Piano Sight-Reading a Fun Activity

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'.

[Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition

Former Students on Composition Today’s post provides you with a student perspective on learning chords and composition. Adrian and Jackson are two of Tim’s former students. They will share with you their experiences on piano composition, and why it transformed their musical education. There are a series of videos below, touching on teaching chords, incorporating ... [Video Interview] Students Share How They Found Success Learning Chords and Composition