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TC238: Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Apr 23 2021

TopCast 238 - Member Spotlight: Roslyn Walters on Creative Composition

In this episode, I’m bringing on one of our TopMusicPro members, Roslyn Walters, to talk about how she is using ideas, lessons and strategies from TopMusicPro in her own teaching. We specifically focus on how she ingeniously integrated our Creativity Kickstarter lessons to teach and explore creative composition and improvisation to her students.

Roslyn has been teaching music for over 20 years. Her passion is to teach and encourage people of all ages to develop their musical skills and to help them believe that they can do it.

I’m even more excited that Roslyn has actually been kind enough to share a PDF download of her process for teaching chords. Don’t forget to grab that freebie after you listen to this episode.

  • [03:33] Roslyn shares about her studio and students.
  • [04:05] She tells us about her own musical upbringing.
  • [06:26] Describing her teaching before she joined TopMusicPro.
  • [08:18] Her teaching struggles and worries before joining TMP.
  • [09:57] How the membership has contributed to her growth as a teacher and business owner.
  • [11:45]  Sharing how she used one of TMP’s Creativity Kickstarters.
  • [14:42] Roslyn tells us more about her composition Waterfall and why student’s like this piece.
  • [19:24] Listening to Mystery at Midnight, her students’ own composition.
  • [22:26] An overview of how she teaches chords to students.
  • [24:32] Listening to major and minor pineapple chords.
  • [30:57] What students enjoy about composing their own music.
  • [31:53] The story of how she came across the TMP membership.
  • [34:06] Sharing her first experiences in TMP and the best thing about being a part of it.

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Transcript of the show

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

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About our Guest

Roslyn Walters has taught piano and classroom music for every 20 years and has experience teaching adults and children, beginners and advanced grades, exams and music for leisure and for fun. Her passion is to teach and encourage people of all ages to develop their musical skills and to help them believe that they can do it. 

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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.

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