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CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1)

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Aug 18 2017

100th episode special part 1

It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! To celebrate we’ve put together a two part special with the best clips from the past 99 conversations about creativity, business and teaching transformations.

If you follow the blog and podcast, you’ll know that creativity in piano lessons is one of my great passions. That’s why I’ve dedicated this first part of our 100th episode special entirely to ideas about improvisation, composition and creative teaching.

I’ve so enjoyed each and every conversation I’ve had on the podcast so far and I’m looking forward to many more. If you have a favourite episode (perhaps one I left out) make sure to leave it in the comments.

Enjoy this extra special episode and stay tuned for part 2 all about the business of piano teaching.


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In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why you should bring creativity into your studio
  • How to get started if you’re apprehensive about improv
  • How to bring a sense of curiosity into your teaching
  • What you can do with a pentatonic scale to inspire students
  • How to get students to explore music from the start
  • The difference between validation and feedback
  • Why the relationship come before anything else in teaching
  • What’s wrong with just saying everything was: “Great!”

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There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.

Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.

Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!

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Which episode has had the biggest impact for you?

Was there an idea that you tried out from the last 99 episodes? A favourite quote that stood out?


About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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