The best forums, websites and blogs for piano teachers

Hopefully many of you are familiar the wealth of great resources for piano teachers on the web, but you’ve probably also realised that there is a lot of rubbish out there! Here is a list of my top picks on the web.

Firstly if you’re teaching in Victoria, Australia, make sure you are signed up to receive AMUSE emails by entering your email address on http://www.amuse.vic.edu.au/. This will keep you in the loop with all the best PD, conferences, jobs, etc., much of which doesn’t get advertised any other way.

FORUMS FOR TEACHERS:

BLOGS:

FACEBOOK:

SHEET MUSIC – DOWNLOADS:

  • http://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page – just about every piece of classical music ready to download. Best resource for out-of-copyright music.
  • Here’s a link to all my sheet-music-bookmarks. You should be able to import these into your favourites/bookmarks if you like (google how to “import bookmarks” for your browser). Please note I take no responsibility for any copyright issues arising out of the use of these websites.

SHEET MUSIC/BOOKS – DELIVERY:

  • http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/ – free worldwide delivery. Fast too. Highly recommended as it’s cheaper and much faster than Amazon. Best online bookstore by far.
  • http://www.fishpond.com.au/ – NZ-based version of Book Depos. Both of these sites carry a fair bit of music at discount prices including method books, etc.
  • www.sheetmusicplus.com?aff_id=455955  – great resource for sheet music. They have some music available for download, the rest you can have delivered. Delivery has taken up to 2 months to get to me in the past, so be aware it’s not quick, but they do have books that no-one else has at competitive prices.

PIANO TEACHING:

I’m sure there are other great sites out there – please leave a comment if you know of any other goodies!

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Tim Topham

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Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
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