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Motivating teenage piano students | Teen Teaching Toolkit

by Tim Topham

I’ve recently had lots of people ask me about where they can get their copy of my new eBook: The Teen Teaching Toolkit. It’s a totally free resource devoted to helping you engage and motivate your teenage piano students more effectively. Here is what a couple of teachers have recently said about the Teen Teaching ... Motivating teenage piano students | Teen Teaching Toolkit

02/28/2014 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

Teaching 12 Bar Blues to inspire beginners (especially boys!)

by Tim Topham

Want a quick-win in your next lesson? One of the best ways I’ve found to get kids really motivated to play piano is by working on a 12 bar blues. There is heaps you can do with this simple framework, and it works for students of all levels – whether they are beginners or have been ... Teaching 12 Bar Blues to inspire beginners (especially boys!)

04/20/2012 Read more