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The Best Aural Piano Activities for Absolute Beginner Piano Students

by Nicola Cantan

Try these 6 aural piano activities and your beginner piano students will be begging for more ear training time as they listen, jump and march.

05/15/2023 Read more

Product Review: Rockschool Piano Method

by Michael McGregor

Review: Rockschool Piano Method Books 1 & 2 for beginners

07/17/2020 Read more

CPTP176: A Fireside Chat with Marvin Blickenstaff

by Tim Topham

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

11/08/2019 Read more

How to Make Your Adult Student Feel Comfortable Learning Beginner Piano

by Erika Turpin

Be encouraging of your adult students.

10/08/2019 Read more

Where to Find Piano Sheet Music for Beginner Students

by Tim Topham

This will make your life a whole lot easier.

07/23/2019 Read more

No Book Beginners: A Piano Teaching Success Story

by Tim Topham

See how No Book Beginners can change lives.

06/24/2019 Read more

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5 Easy Piano Songs any Beginner Student Can Learn

by Tim Topham

Here are five easy songs for your beginner piano students.

03/13/2019 Read more

No Book Beginners Course

by Leo de Vita Introducing No Book Beginners Framework How to teach Piano Lessons for Beginners FREE | With TopMusicPro Membership - OR - Prefer to Buy the Stand Alone Course? Add to Cart - $149 Do you want your beginner students to be 100% engaged and having FUN with music from the very first lesson? Introducing the ... No Book Beginners Course

01/28/2019 Read more

How to Keep Young Piano Students Focused and Inspired

by Melanie Bowes

Keeping young piano students on focus in group lessons can be a challenge.

01/09/2019 Read more

CPTP147: How Teaching Beginners with No Books has Revolutionised Georgina’s Studio

by Tim Topham

When I published the No Book Beginners framework I hoped it would give teachers the confidence to teach more creatively, and that’s exactly what it’s done for Georgina Jordan. Georgina is a piano teacher in the UK who had a very traditional music education and was struggling to add creativity into her lessons. She joined ... CPTP147: How Teaching Beginners with No Books has Revolutionised Georgina’s Studio

11/16/2018 Read more

A Holistic Approach to Reading Music

by Andrew Bishko, Musical U

An expert guest post from Musical U’s Andrew Bishko looking at reading music.  Reading Music How did you learn to talk? What, no book?! Yet all too often, music education starts with reading music rather than playing music. And speaking of reading, how did you learn to read? Simply by looking at letters on a page? ... A Holistic Approach to Reading Music

05/28/2018 Read more

10 Tips on Engaging Preschool Music Students through Movement

by Megan Desmarais

Teaching Preschool Music Students Read right to the end to find out details for this week’s free live webinar on how to thrive teaching troubling toddlers! Preschoolers are a popular demographic to reach within a piano studio these days. The under five crowd is a delightful group to work with. They’re fun, curious and energetic. ... 10 Tips on Engaging Preschool Music Students through Movement

04/24/2018 Read more