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TC218: Emotive Repertoire for Teens and Adults from Movies & New Age

by Tim Topham

In this episode, find 20+ emotive teen piano repertoire picks that appeal to older or adult students, complete with play-through demos. Teen and adult students require extra repertoire planning, because you’re not often teaching from a method book, but finding specific pieces that appeal to their unique tastes. They often gravitate toward darker, moodier, rich, ... TC218: Emotive Repertoire for Teens and Adults from Movies & New Age

11/27/2020 Read more

CPTP159: Inspiring and Motivating Teens with Jerald Simon

by Tim Topham

Do you have trouble motivating teens in your piano studio? I think we’ve all found this difficult from time-to-time. My guest today is an expert at reaching teen students and connecting to them with the music they love. Jerald Simon has composed a whole series of pieces designed to inspire students that are especially great ... CPTP159: Inspiring and Motivating Teens with Jerald Simon

04/26/2019 Read more

CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with Jennifer Eklund

by Tim Topham

Some teachers really find teen beginners a bit of a struggle. These students come to us from a very different place than our younger kiddos and often with pretty unreal expectations of how fast they’re going to progress. But these were some of Jennifer Eklund’s favourite students to teach. She’s on the podcast today to ... CPTP140: Getting Teen Beginners Fired-Up with Jennifer Eklund

09/21/2018 Read more

CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students

by Tim Topham

Pamela Wedgwood first started composing because her students wanted to learn pop…and yet they weren’t always ready to play the full pop music they wanted to. So she started experimenting to create music that would inspire them to practice. She now has all sorts of publications including the popular Jazzin’ About and Upgrade! series which ... CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students

08/04/2017 Read more