Practicing aural skills is one of the most important music theory exercises for any musician. From beginner students to more advanced musicians, boosting listening skills helps everyone when it comes to playing piano. But some music students want to skip the ear training exercises and just play piano without any extra theory lessons. This is ... The Best Ear Training Apps for Your Studio
TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight
by Tim Topham
With COVID and lockdown, a lot of teachers and students have been faced with the challenge of learning online. Teachers, especially, have had to think of ways to make online lessons more fun and engaging. In this episode, Rebecca Singerman-Knight, shares how she did this through her Lockdown Mashups activity with her students which has ... TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight
TC234: Turning the pedagogy of music on its head with Will Baily
by Tim Topham
Will Baily turns the pedagogy of music on its head by pivoting to recreational music-making philosophies and student-led learning, from a very classical approach to teaching and it has made an incredible impact on him and his students. Our guest today, Will Baily, is a piano teacher and composer. His publications include the “Way Cool” ... TC234: Turning the pedagogy of music on its head with Will Baily
Why Teaching Piano by Ear Will Definitely Make You a Better Teacher
by Just Rijna
Teaching Piano by Ear “Oh, I’m not very musically talented. I can’t even read notes!” When I tell people I’m a musician, this is a reply I hear often. It always surprises me. The first thing that comes to mind when people think about playing music is the ability to read music. It shows how ... Why Teaching Piano by Ear Will Definitely Make You a Better Teacher
We’re pianists. What do we need ear training for? Press a key, the sound comes out. Put the right finger numbers on the right keys at the right time and the right music magically appears. But have you ever had one of those students that could stubbornly play through a whole piece with fingers in ... Make Ear Training Fun with these 6 Games
CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen
by Tim Topham
Ear training can be dull. But it definitely doesn’t have to be. Kirstin Jensen is here to tell us about some super fun and effective aural activities you can do with your students in just a few minutes of lesson time. These ideas will even get your youngest most wiggly students excited to work ... CPTP108: Ear Training That’s Actually Fun with Kristin Jensen
The Best Aural Piano Activities for Absolute Beginner Piano Students
by Nicola Cantan
Forget about cadences, inversions and singing “here comes the bride” to remind about intervals. Today we’re talking about aural piano activities you can do right from the word go. These aural piano activities are not only great for your new students’ ears. They also serve as wonderful brain breaks or off-the-bench time. These ideas all ... The Best Aural Piano Activities for Absolute Beginner Piano Students
CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear
by Tim Topham
When it comes to teaching pop, sometimes the best approach is to learn it aurally. Working out a pop song by ear gives you more opportunities to teach your students theory, and creates a much more musical experience. In this episode I take you through step-by-step how you can teach your students a pop song ... CPTP107: How to Simplify and Teach a Pop Song by Ear
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