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CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and Arranging with Phillip Keveren

by Tim Topham

Phillip Keveren has created some of my favourite arrangements for piano. All of his pieces are beautiful, pianistic and playable. As he points out in the interview, you don’t want a student doesn’t want to be working on a pop arrangement for 6 months, and his work makes these pieces students want to play accessible to ... CPTP125: 25 Years of Composing and Arranging with Phillip Keveren

05/04/2018 Read more

CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang

by Tim Topham

Having built a successful music studio, Peter Wang wasn’t done. Now, he and his colleagues are trying to make their mark on the music exam world with Con Brio exams. They’ve set about addressing some of the common concerns teachers have with traditional exam systems. Con Brio exams can be applied for at any time, ... CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang

02/23/2018 Read more

CPTP114: Piano Pivot: How to Gain Clarity, Avoid Overwhelm and Achieve Success in 2018

by Tim Topham

Do you want to find success in 2018? No matter what that word “success” means to you – you’re going to need to clear the decks first. If you find yourself getting overwhelmed by all the amazing stuff out there, you’re not alone. I hear from teachers all the time who find themselves spinning in ... CPTP114: Piano Pivot: How to Gain Clarity, Avoid Overwhelm and Achieve Success in 2018

11/24/2017 Read more

AMEB PIANO FOR LEISURE SERIES 4

by Tim Topham

About PFL Series 4 Piano for Leisure Series 4, which is only available in Australia, is designed to inspire and motivate students and teachers through well-chosen, sequenced repertoire and creative teaching recommendations and ideas. Here’s what you’ll get in these books: A series of 9 graded examination repertoire books 12 inspiring pieces in each book ... AMEB PIANO FOR LEISURE SERIES 4

06/28/2017 Read more

Fun Classical Piano Arrangements [RR#6]

by Tim Topham

Fun Classical Piano Arrangements Good morning everyone. Great to be hanging out with you again today for my Repertoire Rap series. We’re up to number six and today’s video is all about teaching cool classical piano arrangements that kids love. Some of you are going to be a little bit surprised, I would imagine, to ... Fun Classical Piano Arrangements [RR#6]

05/13/2017 Read more

Cool Late Beginner Music Part 2 [RR#5]

by Tim Topham

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]

04/19/2017 Read more
 

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CPTP081: 3 Steps to the Effective Teaching of any Piano Piece [Worksheet Download]

by Tim Topham

Do you ever wonder exactly how to teach piano pieces? Once students have left their beginner method books, some teachers tend to get a bit lost wondering, “What do I do now? How do I prepare my students for their new pieces without that structure?” The best thing about the creative and flexible approach to ... CPTP081: 3 Steps to the Effective Teaching of any Piano Piece [Worksheet Download]

03/31/2017 Read more

Fun Late Beginner Piano Music [RR#4]

by Tim Topham

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]

03/28/2017 Read more

CPTP079: Rote Teaching with Amy Greer

by Tim Topham

Rote teaching got a bad rap for a while. But piano teachers are starting to realise the value of teaching pieces by rote and incorporate this puzzle piece into their teaching. Teaching rote pieces alongside reading pieces provides so many benefits. Kids who learn pieces this way are better at finding patterns, using their ears and ... CPTP079: Rote Teaching with Amy Greer

03/17/2017 Read more

How to Teach a Pop Song with No Music [Repertoire Rap #3]

by Tim Topham

Connect on Facebook Share Powered by the Simple Social Press Hi again, everyone. It’s Tim Topham here with another Facebook live repertoire rap. These are my overviews of some of the stuff that I’m doing with my students in regard to music that they want to learn and some of the best books that are ... How to Teach a Pop Song with No Music [Repertoire Rap #3]

03/09/2017 Read more

Repertoire Rap #2: Film and New Age music that teens and adults love

by Tim Topham

Connect on Facebook Share Powered by the Simple Social Press Repertoire Rap #2: Film and New Age music that teens and adults love. All right, hi, everyone. Tim Topham here. Again, for my Repertoire Rap for this fortnight, this is number two. Today’s focus is going to be on your teen and adult students in ... Repertoire Rap #2: Film and New Age music that teens and adults love

02/23/2017 Read more

Repertoire Rap #1: Cool pop music arrangements that actually sound good!

by Tim Topham

Connect on Facebook Share Powered by the Simple Social Press Repertoire Rap #1. Watch and listen as I show you some cool pop music finds. For links to download the sheet music and more info head to topmusic.co/rap. All right, hi everyone, Tim Topham here, and I’m starting these little, what I’m calling, a repertoire ... Repertoire Rap #1: Cool pop music arrangements that actually sound good!

02/09/2017 Read more