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27 Easy Chord Progressions for Your Piano Students

by Tim Topham

Here are 27 easy chord progressions to inspire your students.

08/31/2022 Read more

Best Student Duets with Just 5-fingers from Diabelli

by Tim Topham

  If you haven’t yet introduced the duets of Anton Diabelli to your teaching studio, you are missing out on some of the best student duets for beginner and intermediate students. In fact, as long as students can read a 5-finger position in C Major, they can at least play the first couple of these pieces. ... Best Student Duets with Just 5-fingers from Diabelli

08/29/2022 Read more

Product Review: Rockschool Piano Method

by Michael McGregor

Review: Rockschool Piano Method Books 1 & 2 for beginners

07/17/2020 Read more

Take it Easy – The Benefits of Accessible Piano Music

by Liz Craig

Find the hidden joy in teaching accessible piano music (which just might improve retention as well!)

07/07/2020 Read more

CPTP180: Melody Bober in Conversation

by Tim Topham

Do you compose your own music? Do you explore music composition with your students? Composers truly bring me in awe with their work and I am so honored to be interviewing a very well-known artist who I’ve wanted to have on the show forever.  I thought it would be fun to end Season 3 of ... CPTP180: Melody Bober in Conversation

12/06/2019 Read more

CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu

by Tim Topham

How do you help yourself or your students deal with performance anxiety? It’s one of the things many teachers and students go through whether it be just in front of 1 person or a whole stadium. It can really be nerve-racking! Today’s episode is all about the challenges of performance. Further, we can help our ... CPTP179: Finding Flow and Conquering Performance Anxiety with Siskind and Chiu

11/29/2019 Read more
 

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How to Create a Piano Lead Sheet from Any Song

by Tim Topham

Get inspired with piano lead sheets!

10/01/2019 Read more

How to Teach Video Game Music on the Piano

by Tim Topham

A fun task for your next piano lesson!

09/17/2019 Read more

CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra

by Tim Topham

Have you ever wished you could get into teaching online? Not just Skype or Facetime lessons but actually with passive income streams that mean you’re not trading time for money? That’s exactly what Brent Vaartstra has done and now he helps other musicians and music teachers do the same. Brent started out with a simple ... CPTP170: How one teacher makes $100,000+ teaching online with Brent Vaartstra

08/16/2019 Read more

CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen

by Tim Topham

MusiClock is one of my favourite apps. I use it in my lessons to make scales more interesting and to provide backing tracks for improvisations. I’m delighted to have its creator on the show today, Perttu Pölönen. Not only has Perttu created this fantastic app (at only 24!) he’s also working on a whole method ... CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen

08/09/2019 Read more

How to Hunt for the Perfect Piece of Piano Music Online

by Tim Topham

Get access to tried and tested sheet music.

08/06/2019 Read more

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