Playing by ear is an area of piano that can intimidate some teachers. If you’ve never done it yourself, it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to teaching students these skills. On the other hand, teaching songs to students by ear is often the quickest route to getting them sounding ... CPTP141: Playing by Ear with Ruth Power
CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with Jennifer Eklund
by Tim Topham
Some teachers really find teen beginners a bit of a struggle. These students come to us from a very different place than our younger kiddos and often with pretty unreal expectations of how fast they’re going to progress. But these were some of Jennifer Eklund’s favourite students to teach. She’s on the podcast today to ... CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with Jennifer Eklund
Jon Schmidt is none other than the “piano guy” from The Piano Guys. He is a pianist, composer, piano teacher, and author, and I’m delighted to have him join me on the podcast for this episode. The Piano Guys are known for their incredible pop and classical arrangements. In 2016 they passed 1 billion views on YouTube ... CPTP127: Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys
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
2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music
by Tim Topham
It’s that time of the year – December is upon us and everyone is looking forward to a break. Piano teachers, you’ve deserved it! All those countless hours of teaching, planning, personal development and even travelling and it’s almost time to switch off for a few weeks. To celebrate an amazing year here on topmusic.co, ... 2017 in Review: Teaching Chords and Piano Pop Music
CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear
by Tim Topham
When it comes to teaching pop, sometimes the best approach is to learn it aurally. Working out a pop song by ear gives you more opportunities to teach your students theory, and creates a much more musical experience. In this episode I take you through step-by-step how you can teach your students a pop song ... CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear
The Best Ways to Teach Pop Music Welcome to May’s Expert Roundup post. I am so excited to share with you this month’s experts and their pop teaching tips and insights. For May, I asked our experts what traditional pedagogical piano teaching methods they had to throw out in order to have success teaching pop ... 5 Piano Experts Share Their Pop Teaching Tips
Top 7 Hidden Benefits of Teaching Pop Piano Music in Your Studio
by Nicola Cantan
Teaching pop piano music to your piano students isn’t just about appeasing the kids. Pop isn’t simply the cookie that they get for doing their “proper” piano practice. At least, it shouldn’t be. Including some songs from the radio in your piano teaching curriculum can do so much more for you and your students than ... Top 7 Hidden Benefits of Teaching Pop Piano Music in Your Studio
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