Philip Johnston brings a fresh take to music teaching ideas and preconceptions. The piano teaching unthinkables we discuss in this episode may be controversial, but even if you disagree they provide fantastic food for thought.
In today’s show we bring video game thinking into the piano studio, abolish long-held beliefs about piano practice and throw reading out the window for beginner piano students.
This is a different style of podcast episode but it’s still chock-full of inspiration. Take a listen and prepare to be challenged!
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In this episode, you’ll learn
- How martial arts relates to piano teaching
- The value of digital pianos in piano teaching studios
- Why you should be recording all your student’s playing
- How and why we should rethink daily practice requirements
- Why reading should not always be your first priority
- What the most exciting thing you can do in your business is
- The Practice Revolution
- The Dynamic Studio
- Scales Bootcamp
- How to choose the best digital piano for your students
- Best digital pianos for students
- CPTP129: Why practice might be killing your studio business
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Did any of these unthinkables shock you?
Was there one that had you shouting at the podcast? Did you gasp? Let me know your thoughts (pro or con!) in the comments.
Please, please bring Philip back! I could listen to him over and over again! I gain so much from listening and reading his books….I’m not exaggerating when I say his books have been life-changers for my studio. Thanks for bringing him on the show, Tim. I’m Philip’s #1 fan!
This was one of my favourite podcasts so far thank you Tim and Philip so inspiring and challenging! I want to buy all Philip’s books now – would be some great school holiday reading! Thanks for sharing!
I’m only 25% of the way through this podcast, and love these ideas! There are so many right ways to teach piano and it is an honor to hear other teachers ideas, especially someone with Philip’s level of expertise. I can’t wait to finish up the podcast tomorrow. Best regards to both of you!