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Beethoven Sonatina in G: Handouts and Resources

by Emily Laney

Here’s how you can teach your piano students the Beethoven Sonatina in G Major. Find my teaching tips here, and a free annotated score below, complete with my explanatory notes. Download your Beethoven Sonatina in G Major piano teaching notes & annotated score:

03/12/2020 Read more

Behzod Abduraimov | Melbourne Recital Centre

by Tim Topham

Much as been said about 22-year-old Uzbekistan pianist Behzod Abduraimov since he came to prominence after winning grand prize at the 2009 London International Piano Competition, and so it was with great anticipation that I went to his recital at the Recital Centre on Tuesday 27 March, 2012. One thing was instantly clear: this guy ... Behzod Abduraimov | Melbourne Recital Centre

03/30/2012 Read more

Barenboim – A Life in Music

by Tim Topham

I’ve just finished reading Daniel Barenboim’s autobiography entitled “A Life in Music” and thought I’d share some of his thoughts and comments on music for my readers. Despite being an exceptional pianist, the book is actually more about his life as a conductor. At first I was a bit disappointed by this but I soon ... Barenboim – A Life in Music

11/19/2011 Read more

Deliberate Play v. Deliberate Practice

by Tim Topham

Deliberate Practice I’ve talked at length in previous posts about the importance of “Deliberate Practice”, a phrase made popular in Geoff Colvin’s brilliant book, “Talent is Overrated”, in making your limited practice time more effective. But can you actually do too much practice? We’ve all heard that “too much of anything is a bad thing” ... Deliberate Play v. Deliberate Practice

11/13/2011 Read more

Tortoise and Hare Chunking

by Tim Topham

The way in which many of us learnt piano and subsequently now teach our students is based very firmly on the idea that the best way to learn things is to start playing very slowly (and often hands separately) and then, over time, slowly build up the pace until it’s at performance tempo. But is ... Tortoise and Hare Chunking

07/25/2011 Read more