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
How to Teach Chord Progressions to Beginners – Video Tutorial
by Tim Topham
Teaching Chord Progressions To start the year off with a bang, I’ve been teaching most of my students about chord progressions and how easy they are to construct. For my junior kids and those who like pop music, I tend to stay away from music reading for at least a week to get everyone having fun ... How to Teach Chord Progressions to Beginners – Video Tutorial
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When you first start teaching music, one of the hardest things is deciding what your piano teaching method is going to be. What kind of teacher will you be? How will you inspire your students? These are all questions to consider before your first student walks into your sparkly new piano studio. To give us ... How to Find Your Perfect Piano Teaching Method
Connect on Facebook Share Powered by the Simple Social Press Good morning everyone, or good evening if you’re over in the states or Europe. Tim Topham here again for my fortnightly Repertoire Rap-Up. So, what I do in these sessions if you haven’t seen one of these before is, just go through a whole lot ... Cool Late Beginner Music Part 2 [RR#5]
Connect on Facebook Share Powered by the Simple Social Press Fun Late Beginner Piano Music [RR#4] Tim Topham: It’s Tim Topham here and I’m really excited today to show you some of my recent finds and the things that I’ve been using over the last few years for late beginner students. These are the kids ... Fun Late Beginner Piano Music [RR#4]
How to Teach Beginner Piano Students [No Book Beginners]
by Tim Topham
What is the best way to teach beginner piano students and to inspire, engage and motivate them in their first lesson? Is it through opening a method book and teaching students how to read middle C? Or, is it through: Exploring the piano Creating musical stories Playing games Playing by ear Transposing Harmonising, and Improvising? If ... How to Teach Beginner Piano Students [No Book Beginners]
Why I Teach Beginner Piano Students Without a Method Book
by Tim Topham
Teaching young beginners effectively is one of the most important jobs in music education. But how often do we assess our own strategies for teaching beginner piano versus continuing to teach the way we’ve always taught (or, worse still, the way we ourselves were taught)? In this article, I’m going to explain why you should ditch the method ... Why I Teach Beginner Piano Students Without a Method Book
This month's theme is all about teaching beginner piano in a more fun and creative way and planning lessons for maximum impact without relying on exam boards or other set curricula. I'll be releasing my "No Book Beginners" course to help you engage your students in creative, musical activities before they ever open a method book and we'll explore ideas for lesson planning and sequencing at all levels. Can't wait!
Fun First Piano Lesson: 12 Bar Blues [videos and lesson plans]
by Tim Topham
The first piano lesson of the year is a great time to do something different with your students. And I don’t mean just choosing a new piece of music. I mean scrapping the music altogether and getting off the page. It’s easier to do than you might think and kids love it. Want to know ... Fun First Piano Lesson: 12 Bar Blues [videos and lesson plans]
How to Build an Early Childhood Music Program from Scratch
by Paul Myatt
A plethora of research confirms why we, as music educators, should educate little ones. In 2015, a University of Queensland study found when a young child is engaged in music making with an adult (usually a parent), he or she benefits in the areas of attention regulation, acquisition of positive social skills as well as ... How to Build an Early Childhood Music Program from Scratch
Teaching early childhood music requires a different approach to usual piano lessons and, for many teachers, unless you've been trained in this area, working out the best way to teach really young students can be a huge challenge. So this month on the blog and podcast, we're focussing on teaching the youngest students, from around age 0 - 8 years, exploring how to give them the best educational outcomes and set them up for a life of music-making. Ready to learn more?
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