Tim Topham has one mission in life: to stem the tide of children quitting music lessons by helping teachers maximise student engagement through creativity, technology and innovation. Tim hosts the popular Creative Piano Teaching Podcast, blogs regularly at timtopham.com 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, Californian Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.
I believe strongly in the power of teaching lead sheets in our piano lessons. Lead sheets can help students understand music better and
Bob Duke is the author of Intelligent Music Teaching, The Habits of Musicianship, and Brain Briefs. He is also the director of the Center
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