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My ten tips for how to become a viral YouTube star – Valentina Lisitsa

by Tim Topham

Like thousands of pianists and teachers out there, I’ve long been inspired by the remarkable talent and story that is Valentina Lisitsa. Valentina is a Ukranian-born pianist who struggled for years to get any kind of performance gigs despite being prodigiously talented: In 2007 the brilliant Ukrainian pianist found her career was floundering. The concert ... My ten tips for how to become a viral YouTube star – Valentina Lisitsa

08/30/2022 Read more

CPTP086: Top 5 Pop Piano Teaching Hacks with Coen Modder

by Tim Topham

Playing classical music didn’t really appeal to Coen when he was a kid – so he started forging his own path. He found his way into piano playing through pop music and now teaches his students using the vocabulary of chords as the foundation. Coen is passionate about pop piano teaching. He treats teaching music ... CPTP086: Top 5 Pop Piano Teaching Hacks with Coen Modder

05/07/2017 Read more

Piano Pedagogy Project – entire teaching repertoire on YouTube??

by Tim Topham

      I’m often looking online for recordings of pieces that I can show my students, either for them to choose a new piece (if I don’t have time to demo in a lesson) or for them to get other takes on performance. If you haven’t found the University of Iowa’s great Piano Pedagogy ... Piano Pedagogy Project – entire teaching repertoire on YouTube??

05/20/2012 Read more