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Best Student Duets with Just 5-fingers from Diabelli

by Tim Topham

  If you haven’t yet introduced the duets of Anton Diabelli to your teaching studio, you are missing out on some of the best student duets for beginner and intermediate students. In fact, as long as students can read a 5-finger position in C Major, they can at least play the first couple of these pieces. ... Best Student Duets with Just 5-fingers from Diabelli

08/29/2022 Read more

TC288: Connections Thru Chords – Hesitant to Hero Challenge Day 5

by Tim Topham

We’re now in day 5 of our Hesitant to Hero Challenge Series on the podcast and today’s topic is all about connections through chords. By helping students see the connections between old and new music, we can unlock huge potentials in our students and deepen their understanding as well. Today, we are going to demonstrate ... TC288: Connections Thru Chords – Hesitant to Hero Challenge Day 5

07/22/2022 Read more

TC286: Repertoire Remix – Hesitant to Hero Challenge Day 3

by Tim Topham

We’re now in day 3 of our Hesitant to Hero Challenge Series on the podcast and today’s topic is all about Repertoire Remix. What is repertoire remix and how can it spark creativity in your students? In this episode, we unpack the three levels of creativity in music, how remixing works, and some piece examples ... TC286: Repertoire Remix – Hesitant to Hero Challenge Day 3

07/08/2022 Read more

TC275: Teaching Expression in Intermediate Historical Repertoire with Janna Williamson

by Tim Topham

Teach your young students the magic of music by unlocking their expression. In today’s episode, we give you a sneak peek into one of Janna Williamson’s workshops inside the TopMusicPro membership where she explores the world of teaching expression in intermediate historical repertoire. Janna Williamson is our historical repertoire expert inside the membership and she ... TC275: Teaching Expression in Intermediate Historical Repertoire with Janna Williamson

04/22/2022 Read more

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

03/26/2021 Read more

Product Review: Rockschool Piano Method

by Michael McGregor

Review: Rockschool Piano Method Books 1 & 2 for beginners

07/17/2020 Read more
 

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How to Hunt for the Perfect Piece of Piano Music Online

by Tim Topham

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08/06/2019 Read more

A Creative Piano Teaching Activity to Encourage Productive Practice

by Melody Deng

Silly Mistakes and How to Get Rid of Them! Hi there, my name is Melody, and I am a piano teacher from New Zealand. I have a studio of about 40 students, with a wide range of ages and abilities, and on the whole are an absolute pleasure to teach. I have been building the ... A Creative Piano Teaching Activity to Encourage Productive Practice

10/23/2018 Read more

Improve Piano Ear Playing Skills with this One Challenge

by Ruth Power

Yep, you can make playing by ear fun. Here's how.

07/17/2018 Read more

AMEB PIANO FOR LEISURE SERIES 4

by Tim Topham

About PFL Series 4 Piano for Leisure Series 4, which is only available in Australia, is designed to inspire and motivate students and teachers through well-chosen, sequenced repertoire and creative teaching recommendations and ideas. Here’s what you’ll get in these books: A series of 9 graded examination repertoire books 12 inspiring pieces in each book ... AMEB PIANO FOR LEISURE SERIES 4

06/28/2017 Read more

7 Online Pop Music Resources You Should Be Using

by Sean Wales

Online Pop Music Resources Welcome to today’s blog post. This article is designed to show you the very best online pop music resources that you can find right here, on topmusic.co. Let me show you why everything you need is on this very blog. As always, if you would like exclusive content, online courses you ... 7 Online Pop Music Resources You Should Be Using

05/17/2017 Read more

Fun Classical Piano Arrangements [RR#6]

by Tim Topham

Fun Classical Piano Arrangements Good morning everyone. Great to be hanging out with you again today for my Repertoire Rap series. We’re up to number six and today’s video is all about teaching cool classical piano arrangements that kids love. Some of you are going to be a little bit surprised, I would imagine, to ... Fun Classical Piano Arrangements [RR#6]

05/13/2017 Read more