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TC250: Creative Piano Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

By Tim Topham | Podcast

Jul 16 2021

Piano Creativity Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

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 encouraged them to compose, sing, and play music that they really love.

  • [02:37] Rebecca shares about her teaching and studio.
  • [04:02] She talks about her childhood piano lessons.
  • [06:16] How her teaching looked before she joined TopMusicPro membership.
  • [08:58] Pain points of teachers who join the membership.
  • [10:14] Coping during the time of lockdown with her students and working on Lockdown Mashups with them.
  • [20:29] Steps she took to do the Lockdown Mashups with her students.
  • [21:16] Resources and apps she used for checking her lessons.
  • [25:36] Rebecca shares the mashups of her students.
  • [38:52] Tailoring the activity for the students.
  • [40:30] Mashups and combinations she has up her sleeve at the moment.
  • [42:40] Teaching tips for teachers.
  • [45:55] How she came across the TMP community and how she uses it.
  • [52:26] Advice for teachers who want to join the membership.

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Today’s Guest

Piano Creativity Mashups with Rebecca Singerman-Knight

Rebecca Singerman-Knight is a piano teacher based in Teddington, South West London. Rebecca worked in the corporate world for 15 years before leaving to set up her own private studio. She tailors her teaching to her students’ specific interests and provides a varied musical experience in her lessons. In this podcast episode she shares how she got creative with her lessons during lockdown doing piano mashups with her students.

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About the Author

Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at 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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