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CPTP168: The Ultimate Piano Teaching Conference: Piano Pivot Live 2020

by Tim Topham

Have you ever been to a piano teaching conference and loved every single minute of it? Chances are, although you probably learned some great tips and met some awesome people, there was a bit of room for improvement. I’m putting on my first piano teaching conference in January 2020 in Melbourne and there a few ... CPTP168: The Ultimate Piano Teaching Conference: Piano Pivot Live 2020

08/02/2019 Read more

Take a Look Inside my Pop Piano Teaching Course

by Tim Topham

Dive in and teach pop music to your students.

07/30/2019 Read more

CPTP167: 100% summer retention with Music Alive and Clinton Pratt

by Tim Topham

Have you ever wanted to do something a bit different for one of your recitals? What if you could also increase summer retention rates while you’re at it? That’s exactly what Clinton Pratt has done with his Music Alive concerts. Clinton holds these unique visual media concerts at the end of every summer and students ... CPTP167: 100% summer retention with Music Alive and Clinton Pratt

07/26/2019 Read more

CPTP164: Meet my Student Tim (and his dad)

by Nicola Cantan

I get questions and requests from time-to-time to hear from my students. What do they think of my creative teaching style? What’s it really like to learn from me? In this episode, you’ll hear from one of my actual students, Tim. Find out why he has 2 piano teachers and what his dad thinks about ... CPTP164: Meet my Student Tim (and his dad)

07/05/2019 Read more

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
 

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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

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