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5 Things Every Piano Teacher Should Do in the Summer

by Tara Wright

Summers often go by way too quickly in my opinion.  If you are anything like me, you want to enjoy the sun, hang out with friends and family, and relax next to the pool. If you are a parent, you usually spend time running the kids to different activities (how are kids busier in the ... 5 Things Every Piano Teacher Should Do in the Summer

07/13/2022 Read more

TC270: Tim Gets a Piano Lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti from Fred Karpoff

by Tim Topham

  Fred Karpoff and I have known each other for years. And I’ve always wanted to explore having him teach me because he has some different approaches to what I was taught in regard to technique, rotation, and thumb under. Today, we’re going to finally make that happen! In this episode, you’re going to hear ... TC270: Tim Gets a Piano Lesson on Chopin and Scarlatti from Fred Karpoff

03/18/2022 Read more

CPTP147: How Teaching Beginners with No Books has Revolutionised Georgina’s Studio

by Tim Topham

When I published the No Book Beginners framework I hoped it would give teachers the confidence to teach more creatively, and that’s exactly what it’s done for Georgina Jordan. Georgina is a piano teacher in the UK who had a very traditional music education and was struggling to add creativity into her lessons. She joined ... CPTP147: How Teaching Beginners with No Books has Revolutionised Georgina’s Studio

11/16/2018 Read more

Composition Kickstarters: 5 Ways to Inspire Your Students to Write Music

by Nicola Cantan

Some piano students can be a bit reluctant to compose music. Perhaps they’re nervous, or feel under pressure to come up with something amazing. So much so that they just…can’t get started. When this happens – don’t give up! These cautious composers usually just need a composition kickstarter to get the ball rolling. If you’ve ... Composition Kickstarters: 5 Ways to Inspire Your Students to Write Music

08/09/2017 Read more

20 Creative Ways to Start a Piano Lesson

by Tim Topham

If you’d like some ideas about different ways to start a piano lesson, then today’s post is for you. While we all know that routine can be great for some students, I like to mix things up every now and then. It keeps students on their toes and starting a lesson with something creative is a ... 20 Creative Ways to Start a Piano Lesson

02/28/2017 Read more