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#022: Why Your Students Should Be Practising Less and Playing More feat. Steve Mastroianni

by Michael Gumley

In this episode, we sit down with a successful online teaching guru and author, Steve Mastroianni. Steve shares his journey from being a rockstar guitarist to building his business and becoming a best-selling author. Steve has become a go-to source for musicians looking to expand their playing ability and becoming better musicians. Listen in as ... #022: Why Your Students Should Be Practising Less and Playing More feat. Steve Mastroianni

09/23/2022 Read more

Let’s Talk About Our Practise Expectations

by Andrew Eales

If students aren't practising, is the teacher to blame?

09/17/2021 Read more

Making Practice Stick

by Tim Topham

Hello, Practising the Piano readers! A warm welcome to topmusic.co, a place dedicated to teaching piano differently and supporting creativity and innovation in music education. I hope you enjoyed reading my article: Making Practice Stick on Graham’s blog today. I had a lot of fun putting it together and hope it’s been valuable in your thinking about effective practice. I’ve ... Making Practice Stick

10/23/2016 Read more

“Google Earth” Practice

by Tim Topham

I’ve recently begun using the analogy of Google Earth when helping my students plan their practice. For those of you who haven’t used Google Earth before, it’s a free satellite imaging program that allows a user to zoom in on any area of the Earth, starting with a view of the Earth as if you were in ... “Google Earth” Practice

06/13/2011 Read more