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CPTP169: A chat with Musiclock creator Perttu Pölönen

By Tim Topham | Creativity

Aug 09

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.

Perttu Pölönen

Not only has Perttu created this fantastic app (at only 24!) he’s also working on a whole method with physical manipulatives, the app is just one component.

I found this interview inspiring and fascinating as we dove into Perttu’s mission and the story behind MusiClock. I hope you enjoy it too.

Transcript

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Where the idea for MusiClock came from
  • How the app fits in with Perttu’s method
  • The team behind MusiClock’s development
  • What Perttu wants to achieve with his method
  • Why he believes in opening up music theory
  • How MusiClock makes improvisation simpler

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Have you used MusiClock?

What did you like most about this app? Did any part of Perttu’s story suprise you?

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Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, 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, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.