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CPTP163: Christopher Oill interviews ME!

by Tim Topham

This podcast episode is quite different. In fact, it’s pretty unique as Christopher Oill has asked to come on the show to interview me. In the interview, Christopher dives into what my business looks like today and how I got started. We also spoke about piano teaching trends, how to put ideas from the podcast ... CPTP163: Christopher Oill interviews ME!

06/28/2019 Read more

CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

by Tim Topham

I believe strongly in the power of teaching lead sheets in our piano lessons. Lead sheets can help students understand music better and make them more “all-rounder” pianists who can adapt to different musical contexts. On the show today, I’m sharing some of my thoughts about why we should teach lead sheet playing to our ... CPTP162: Powerful Strategies for Teaching Lead Sheets [FREE DOWNLOAD]

06/21/2019 Read more

CPTP161: Intelligent Music Teaching with Professor Robert Duke

by Tim Topham

Bob Duke is the author of Intelligent Music Teaching, The Habits of Musicianship, and Brain Briefs. He is also the director of the Center for Music Learning and speaks regularly at conferences all over the world. I had the pleasure of watching Bob give a teaching demonstration in Adelaide a couple of years ago and ... CPTP161: Intelligent Music Teaching with Professor Robert Duke

06/14/2019 Read more

4 Essential Piano Teaching Tools Everyone Needs in Their Studio

by Tim Topham

What tools can you not live without?

06/10/2019 Read more

The Inner Circle Has a Fresh New Look

by Tim Topham

What could you accomplish in the Inner Circle?

05/27/2019 Read more

Is Creativity the New Buzz Word in Modern Music Teaching?

by Tim Topham

Is modern music teaching all about being creative?

05/20/2019 Read more
 

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Courses for Music Teachers

by Barbara

Boost your skills with some of our most popular pedagogy and business courses, created for piano teachers! Purchase any course for $149US and get 1 year access to the materials. This includes videos, worksheets, lessons plans and any other resources that come with the courses. Simply click the button to purchase to find our more ... Courses for Music Teachers

05/06/2019 Read more

CPTP160: Balancing rote repertoire and sight reading with Samantha Coates

by Tim Topham

Rote repertoire has been gaining popularity in recent years. Piano teachers are realising the value of teaching by rote alongside reading in order to teach technique and allow students (especially beginners) to explore more of the piano. Samantha Coates has created a fabulous resource that combines rote repertoire with reading to create truly holistic music ... CPTP160: Balancing rote repertoire and sight reading with Samantha Coates

05/03/2019 Read more

Quick Tips on How to Sell Online Teaching Courses

by Freddie Tubbs

Here's how to build a great email subscriber base.

04/09/2019 Read more

CPTP156: Forrest Kinney on Pattern Based Improvisation

by Tim Topham

You’re in for a treat. Forrest Kinney is coming back on the podcast to talk about pattern based improvisation. Forrest Kinney is a strong advocate for getting all beginner piano students to improvise. His books Pattern Play and Create First help teachers to just that through the use of simple patterns that make improvisation accessible to everyone. ... CPTP156: Forrest Kinney on Pattern Based Improvisation

04/05/2019 Read more

How to Choose the Right Pop Song to Teach Your Students

by Tim Topham

Find out the best way to teach a pop song.

04/01/2019 Read more

CPTP155: 10 Ways to Fit Music Teaching Games into Your Lessons with Nicola Cantan

by Tim Topham

This episode of the podcast is a little bit different. My podcast producer, Nicola Cantan, has taken over the show today to give us 10 strategies for finding more time for music teaching games in our lessons. If you don’t know Nicola, she’s the writer behind the Colourful Keys blog and the creator of the ... CPTP155: 10 Ways to Fit Music Teaching Games into Your Lessons with Nicola Cantan

03/29/2019 Read more