Have you thought about incorporating songwriting into your students’ piano lessons but just don’t know how or where to start?
Lisa Donovan Lukas, author of The Young Musician’s guide to Songwriting shares valuable lessons from her book on her process to encourage both teachers and students to use their creativity and explore songwriting.
Aside from being a composer, lyricist and lifelong pianist, Lisa maintains an active piano studio where she enjoys teaching piano, music composition and songwriting. Listen and learn tips for teaching songwriting to your budding composers.
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How do you go about it? What benefits have you seen in developing their creativity?
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.
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